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Carpentry & Joinery CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma

This course will provide you with the skills necessary to carry out a range of introductory carpentry and joinery techniques to recognised standards, and will widen your understanding of the industry.

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Entry requirements

To start you will need to have a keen interest in carpentry. Some evidence of studying at GCSE level or successful completion of an entry level qualification would be an advantage. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to complete a skills assessment.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Handle and store resources
  • Contribute to work relationships
  • Contribute to providing work relationships
  • Preparation and use of portable power tools
  • Maintenance and use of woodworking hand tools
  • Use basic wood joining techniques.

You will also study essential Core Skills to help you prepare for employment and higher level study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous. Your skills and knowledge are measured against set standards as the units of training are completed. There is also one external end test om Wood Occupations: Carpentry.

Further study and career options

On successful completion you could progress onto the Carpentry Intermediate Construction Diploma.

Additional information

The modular design of this course will enable you to progress at your own pace. Completion time for adults will depend on the outcome of prior assessment of your current skills and experience, together with attendance. After this individual training plans can be devised.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions


Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
11 week(s) 12/09/2016 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Aged 16-18: Free if not in full-time education / Aged 19+: £600 Cauldwell Street C1118 Course in progress

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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For more information please ring Enquiries & Guidance on 01234 291000 or email us.           

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