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.

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. This course is made up of practical and theory elements, which means you can work at your own pace to complete the modules required to achieve the qualification. During the course, you are also required to complete 30 hours of trade-related work experience.

Progression Options

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

Course Summary

Course Title Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range including English and maths, or an equivalent alternative. 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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