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Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This level 1 programme is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, maths and ICT.

The course gives you the opportunity to study a range of carpentry and joinery skills and help you progress through the other levels of training offered within carpentry and joinery. You will be assessed for your English and maths and work at the level that is right for you. If you enjoy using your hands, have good hand and eye co-ordination and enjoy being part of a team then a carpenter or joiner could be the ideal role for you. Site carpentry and joinery will involve fitting windows, doors, skirting boards etc on a construction site. It's a skilled job that utilises special tools, and often involves many different kinds of wood. You will need to develop your maths as you will be calculating angles and measurements.

Course content

Subjects you will study include the following woodwork units:

• Handle and Store Resources

• Contribute to Work Relationships

• Contribute to Providing Working Platforms

• Preparation and Use of Portable Power Tools

• Maintenance and Use of Woodworking Power Tools

• Use Basic Wood Jointing Techniques

• English

• Maths

• Personal Social Development

You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial

Entry requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Carpentry and Joinery but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English/ESOL and maths (GCSE grades F and G).

Financial information

All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may be able to progress to level 2 courses like:

• CSKILLS Award Level 2 Diploma in Site or Bench Joinery

• CSKILLS NVQ in Carpentry and Joinery (if employed as a carpenter and joiner)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • Technical and Enterprise courses are located in this modern, purpose built facility that includes fully equipped workshops and laboratories for a number of trades such as dental technology, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery, plastering, plumbing, electrical/gas installation and heating and ventilation workshops.

      The campus also houses motor vehicle repair workshops and an industry standard paint spraying booth.

      The college has invested £250,000 in environmental technologies facilities which include workshops housing the latest low carbon equipment and a full size ‘green’ home on which to demonstrate and deliver the latest green technologies skills training.