Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Students are fortunate to have a dedicated facility for construction craft in wood occupations at both campuses, with workshops that are well-equipped with a range of carpentry tools. Well-appointed classrooms and computer facilities enhance the workshops and provide a link between practical and knowledge aspects of the course.

This course is made up of practical and theory elements, which means you will be able to work at your own pace to complete the modules that are required to achieve the qualification. Assessment is through synoptic test pieces and multiple choice online tests. You will also sample a number of other trades including electrical, giving you a rounded understanding of the construction industry.

During the course you are required to complete 30 hours of trade-related work experience.

Assessment Methods

Practical coursework will be marked through set practical tasks. Underpinning knowledge is assessed via internally-set test papers and online exams, however there will be a need to complete a multiple choice test that is externally set by the awarding body.

Progression Options

If suitable employment is secured, you could progress on to an Apprenticeship in either brickwork or carpentry & joinery. Alternatively you could start a full-time Level 2 course at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Course Summary

Course Title Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 (D to F) range, or other equivalent
qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your
suitability for the course.

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I was really interested in the College because it has a good selection of tools and machinery, great tutors and I liked the workshops. It also offers courses from Level 1 to 3 in furniture making and design, which meant I could start at Level 1 and build my skills, plus I study maths alongside my course.

Felix Spence

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