Carpentry and Joinery, Level 1 Diploma

Course code: MFWM115P

Subject area: Construction

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 703464

Hands on, practically challenging, fast moving and diverse. Whilst no job within construction is ever the same you can be sure that it will be exciting with varied career and training options. Our dedicated construction workshops are a great place to develop your professional skills, and to build your future as a site carpenter or bench joiner in the construction industry.

This exciting course will allow you to develop your hand skills and an understanding of your chosen discipline. You will learn how to keep yourself and others safe in the workplace, develop an understanding of the broader principles of the building process, use and maintain basic hand tools, set up and operate portable power tools and construct a range of woodworking joints. As part of your study programme, a short work experience placement will help you to appreciate and develop the skills and attitudes employers are looking for as you prepare for transition to the workplace.

These are the units you will study over the duration of the course:

Health & safety in the workplace: covering H&S regulations, roles & responsibilities, accident reporting procedures, identification of hazards, handling materials and equipment safely, using access equipment and working at height, working with electrical equipment and using PPE.

Principles of building: you will learn how to interpret different types of building information, consider the environment in relation to construction activities, explain the construction of foundations, walls, floors & roofs and communicate in the workplace.

Using and maintaining hand tools: you will learn how to maintain and use different types of handsaws, chisels and planes.

Setting up and operating portable power tools: you will learn how to use, maintain and store portable power tools including, drills, saws, planers, routers and sanders.

Basic woodworking joints: you will learn how to select and store the tools, materials and resources used to produce woodworking joints.
Bringing in more than £7 billion in the UK and growing, construction is big business. It’s challenging, and very fast moving, but also a fantastic place to be building a future career! The sector is famed for its endless options to learn new trades and skills, making it an exciting and interesting working environment. As a construction worker, opportunities to develop your area of expertise are plentiful, whether through a formal apprenticeship or full-time employment. There is the prospect of progressing up the career ladder or even starting your own business.
GCSEs at grade 3 - 1 and a successful interview and assessment session where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £45 for kit / clothing £30 and £25 for books. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £30.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £100.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £30.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £1,350.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £30.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £100.00

On completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery.
Skills in carpentry and joinery are not something you can learn from a book. At Abingdon & Witney College it’s about ‘hands on’ learning. Fully equipped with the latest equipment and materials and staffed by our expert industry professionals, there is no better place to start your career. The majority of the course is based around practical assessments, with the underpinning knowledge assessed with multiple choice question papers and some online assessment. You will also study GSCE or Functional Skills Maths and English to support your entry to employment or further study.
Your time training at the Skills Centre will be packed with intensive practical experience and maximum working time with the materials and tools of your chosen trade. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team work and self-directed learning.