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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This programme has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to successfully start your career within the Carpentry & Joinery industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:

• Maintaining and using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools
• Preparing and safely operating portable power tools
• Producing woodworking joints
• Using appropriate information to set out timber products
• Producing timber products to industry standards

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities. At CRC we call this package of skills the Passport to Success.   Core skills, Employability, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.  

Skills you can gain include;

• C.V. writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects

You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will need to have 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E ) or better, general education and a keen interest in Carpentry & JoineryIn addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Assessment

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to financialsupport@camre.ac.uk

Future opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

• Further full time training onto the L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or the L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery.
• Gaining employment within the Carpentry and Joinery industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Huntingdon: Thursday 7th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Saturday 9th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via UCASprogress.com or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 December 2018
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Information and Advice Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01223 226315
    • Email address:
    • enquiry@camre.ac.uk

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