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Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 at Blackburn College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is designed to develop practical skills and a self paced study of the underpinning knowledge.

Course content

In the first term you will acquire basic carpentry and joinery skills. As the programme progresses, each individual will build upon these skills, in preparation for the continuous assessment. At the same time students will acquire Level 1 units. The programme will prepare people for employment as a skilled craft person. A large part of the programme is project based allowing students to acquire practical skills and job related knowledge. Key skills will play an important part within the course to develop the student's own ability to learn.

Entry requirements

Two GCSE passes at Grade D-E minimum -& should include English and Maths. Alternatively a Grade C or higher in resistant materials/design technology. Mature students (19+) may not need to show evidence of formal educational qualifications but must be able to demonstrate experience of commitment to Carpentry and Joinery or a related trade area. References may be taken up and a selection criteria will be applied including the use of aptitude tests to determine your suitability for the course.


City & Guilds/CSkills awards credits are continually assessed throughout the programme and a portfolio of evidence is assembled throughout the course. An online multi-choice exam will assess the knowledge content of the course. Practical skills will be assessed on a continual bases with a final test piece set by CAA.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery is the logical choice, but you may wish to choose employment first before progressing onto Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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