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Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

This course is for those wishing to embark upon a career in Wood Occupations.  Attendance will normally be up to four days each week of the 36 week academic year, though timetables and attendance patterns may vary.

Course content

You will study 6 theory and 6 practical Units :

  • Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Knowledge of basic woodworking joints
  • Know how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Know how to prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

Entry requirements

The qualification is accessible to everyone.  We are looking for a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard.  Two GCSEs to include English, maths GCSE at grade D or above, plus a formal interview with written and practical elements included to assess suitability and motivation. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that high levels of attendance will be achieved.


  • Theory test – Online,  multiple choice questions Principles of Building
  • Practical, Phase test
  • Health and Safety test

Future opportunities

  • Apply problem solving techniques in the areas of competence covered
  • Understand the principles of construction in each unit
  • Develop practical skills as required by the industry
  • Progress to specialist Wood Occupations qualifications in either Carpentry or Joinery
  • In the event a learner gains employment through the course there may be the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship programme.

Note: Entry to Specialist levels is through the satisfactory completion of Level 1 together with a reasonable report from your Tutor, achievement of the proposed Functional skill,  along with a good attendance record.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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