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Carpentry Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is for those who wish to work in construction and develop basic carpentry and joinery skills. You will produce basic woodworking joints, and learn to safely use various hand and power tools.

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Course content

  • carpentry and joinery practical and theory
  • how to carry out safe working practices
  • information, quantities and communicating with others
  • building methods and construction technology
  • basic woodworking joints
  • maintaining and using hand tools
  • preparing and using portable power tools
  • undertake relevant work experience
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • GCSE's in Maths and English at grade 3/D or above
  • Demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Construction Skills Entry Level 3 Certificate plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at transition event


  • coursework
  • practical assessments

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Diploma

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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