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Vocational Studies (Woodwork) - BTEC Entry Level 3/ Level 1 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

Would you like to learn practical skills in woodwork, as well as develop your confidence?

If you found learning difficult at school, but thrive in a practical environment, this course could be for you. Whether you have a learning difficulty or face another barrier to learning, this course can help you develop the personal, social and learning skills you need to move on in your education or find work.

Course content

As part of this course, you will learn about art and design, as well as developing practical skills across a range of woodwork and furniture making techniques. 

You will spend most of your time doing practical activities in the workshop at our Camden Road Centre (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology), but will also take some classroom theory lessons. 

This course will help you to improve your Maths, English and ICT skills, as well as giving you the opportunity to do some work experience.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved Entry Level 2 qualifications, either at school or on the Skillsbase course in College, as well as having an interest in practical woodwork and design.

You need be able to demonstrate safe and responsible behaviour in the workshop.


Assessment is by module coursework, practical project work, written assignments and communication skills developed through presentations.


Financial information

For 16 – 18 years old’s this course is fully funded.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve an Edexcel Diploma in Vocational Studies as well as Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English.

This course leads on to the City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Construction/Joinery.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2016
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      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.