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Carpentry and Joinery (Construction) - CSkills Level 1 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

The main focus of the level 1 programme is to develop practical hand skills and enhance basic underpinning knowledge of relevant industrial processes and techniques. These will be delivered in a workshop environment for practical sessions and classroom based for theory sessions such as technical drawing and I. L. T. Also Incorporated into the study programme will be functional skills (maths & English), tutorial, work experience, academic tutorial and relevant trips & guest visits.

Course content


The qualification consists of three core and three 'trade specific' units:

• Health and safety

• Technical information, quantities and communication

• Construction Technology

• Produce woodworking joints

• Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery hand tools

• Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery power tools


Entry requirements

A general interest in construction, to be working at entry level 3 for both maths and English.


The programme is assessed via online exams and practical test pieces for each unit.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the level 1 programme will allow progression onto the Level 2 programme the following academic year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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