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Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 at Canterbury College

Course description

If you would like to follow a career path in site carpentry or bench joinery and do not have an apprenticeship, this course will provide you a qualification and skills that will improve your employment prospects within the industry.

Course content

Students will learn about health and safety in construction, basic woodworking tool skills, setting out, manufacturing of basic joinery items, the theory behind carpentry and joinery, and functional skills.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade E-G (2 or 1) including - Functional Skills English and maths Entry 3 or GCSE Grade 1 or 2

Assessment

Students will be observed doing practical tests, create a portfolio of work and complete online tests.

Future opportunities

You may progress on to the Level 2 Construction Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery courses.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform.

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: 27 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C00071/1/1-134
  • Web url: www.EKCGroup.ac.uk
  • Number of planned places: 20

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