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Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Do you enjoy working with tools and building things? Are you a natural problem-solver? Are you considering a career as a carpenter of bench joiner? If so, this course can introduce you to site carpentry or bench joinery. The course balances theory with hands-on experience to help you develop a basic knowledge of carpentry and joinery. You will learn how to carry out first and second fixing procedures, how to erect structural carcassing and how to operate a variety of power tools. You will cover a number of modules including; Health and Safety, Moving and Handling Materials, Communication Skills and The Calculation of Different Quantities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to have an interest in carpentry and be prepared to undertake an entry assessment during your interview.


You will complete practical tests and online multiple choice tests for each unit you complete, there are six units in total.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto either a Diploma in Site Carpentry, Level 2, or a Diploma in Bench Joinery, Level 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Malvern is homed to the College's Construction Centre of Excellence and provides the equipment and space necessary to deliver high quality practical tutoring of construction trades including: brickwork, wood occupations and painting and decorating. 

      Our building has six units; stretching front to back, the first four are accessible from the front door, the rear two are accessed via a ramp between units four and five. Fire escape access for the first four units are on the same level but for four and five you will need to travel down steps to return to the front of the building adjacent to the fire assembly points.