Carpentry and Joinery (Site) Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Thispart-timecourse is for those who are practical learners and like working with timber and creating things with a hands-on approach. For those already in the trade it can enhance existing skills.

The course is an introduction to safe working and provides a greater understanding of the building trades. It shows learners how to make the most of this wonderful material, developing hand skills, plus how to care and use the hand tools of the trade, leading to the care and use of power tools.

Learners will be taught basic techniques of working with timber, and understand how the common joints are made. The course also covers information on how trees and timber have influenced our history and modern world.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assessments
  • Written coursework
  • Portfolio

Assessments occur in the College throughout the year.

Progression Options

  • Level 2 Diploma in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery
  • Employment
  • Possible to move into an allied trade such as bricklaying

Course Summary

Course Title Carpentry and Joinery (Site) Level 1
Entry Requirements

Successful interview.

Attendance Requirements One year, two evenings a week (usually three hours per evening) plus some self-study hours.
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The teachers here are great they are so supportive and always trying to get the best out of your learning time in college. They always try to prepare us for the next step by pushing us to achieve our max potential.

Jack Baker

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