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Site Carpentry Level 1 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for 16-18 year olds who wish to start a career in the construction industry, but are currently unemployed or working in a different industry.

Course content

You will study safe working practices, information, quantities and communcating with others, building methods and construction technology, basic woodworking joints, how to maintain and use hand tools and how to prepare and use prtable power tools. Ideal if you would like to deveop both the skills and knowledge to be a carpenter or joiner.

Entry requirements

You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course but you should have an interest in construction. You will progress through our selection procedure which consists of an initial assessment and interview.


Your progress will be assessed by a number of practical and written tests.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress onto a level 2 course or an apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.