Introduction to the course

You will be introduced to the essential technical knowledge and practical skills to carry out basic carpentry & joinery tasks. You will gain the experience and skills required by employers in the construction industry.  

You will study:

  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication

  • Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools

  • Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

  • Produce Woodworking Joints

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Practical activities include:

  • Producing Practice Joints

  • Frames and Joinery Products

  • Using a Selection of Hand and Power Tools

What do I need?

This Carpentry Diploma has been specifically developed for you to develop your skills ready to enter industry as a site carpenter or bench joiner,

You will need to attend an interview and pass a short online assessment.

You will ideally have a good attendance and punctuality record (87%).

How is the course taught?

This is a very practical course so a lot of your time will be carrying out carpentry and joinery tasks in the workshop. Classroom activities will be interactive to support your skills development in the carpentry workshop.

How will I be assessed?

Your assessments are carried out in the workshop and in classroom environments. You will need to demonstrate your skills development in carpentry & joinery.

What does it lead to?

You can progress onto Carpentry and Joinery Level 2.

What jobs could this lead to?

Bench Joiner, Site Carpenter.

Employer's Benefit

Your future employers will benefit from Learners gaining a broad range of skills relating to the Carpentry and Joinery Industry.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime

Course Code: DP1MCRJ1 / 19DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
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What are the levels?








I really enjoy my course. For the future I want to move to the next level for bricklaying. I also want to get into the plumbing and electrical side of things.

Charlotte Farkas Bricklaying Diploma Level 2

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