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Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.


  • Building Methods
  • Forming Basic Woodworking Joints
  • Maintaining Hand Tools
  • Preparing & Using Power Tools
  • Safe Work Practices
  • English & Maths

If you are16 to 19 years old on a full-time course you will be offered a balanced, high quality study programme to open up your options and give you the best chance of progression into further training opportunities or lasting employment. We will also endeavour create opportunities for students to take part in work experience.

A study programme is to consists of a substantial core programme of study (carpentry & joinery), combined with maths, English and any additional learning or work experience.

Students who haven’t yet achieved GCSE Grade ‘C’ in English and maths at 16 will be required to continue to studying these subjects, by taking Functional Skills.

For the non-qualification hours, students are also required to undertake an employability programme and/or where appropriate work experience, which is relevant to their course of study.

Entry requirements

You should have English & Maths at a minimum of Entry Level 3. In addition you will be required to attend an interview and complete a college assessment.


Your course will be assessed through observation of your practical work by a qualified assessor/trainer.

Job knowledge will be assessed by a series of short answer examinations which will take place throughout your course.

Future opportunities

Provided they fulfil all of the course criteria this course allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

  • Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Further information

Practical sessions will take place in a dedicated Carpentry & Joinery Workshop and theory in a mixture of classroom/workshop and home study environments.

This course is 16 hours per week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017