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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year with attendance 2.5 days a week.
Course length: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 117862
Cost: N/A

SGS Stroud

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Course Detail

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Full time course

Course summary

If you have an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans, a career in carpentry could be perfect for you. This programme covers the basics of wood work fixtures and fittings. Learners will also cover the health and safety aspects of working in a workshop as well as the proper preparation and maintenance of the tools that you will use on a daily basis. Learners will have the opportunity to produce high quality work in an industry-standard workshop.

What will I study?

  • Safe Working Practices
  • Information, Quantities and Communication
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology
  • Basic Woodworking Joints
  • Using Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Standard Carcassing

Maths and English:

Those that haven’t achieved Grade C or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.


In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience learners will also develop other skills such as interview techniques and CV preparation to prepare them for the world of work.

Work Experience:

All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment. This gives the learner the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and assisit with progression choices.

What do I need to join?

You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, in English and maths. A short interview together with assessments in maths, English and trade skills will be necessary to ensure the level of the course is appropriate for you.

How long is the course?

1 year with attendance 2.5 days a week.

How will I learn?

Practical experience will be gained in the workshop, through practical activities and assessments and underpinning knowledge will be delivererd in the classroom and IT suite where study will be interactive and informative.

How will I know how I am doing?

Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor and you will receive regular feedback and one to one reviews with your tutor to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals.

Are there any extra costs?

Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances. Contact learner Services for further information.

What can I do next?

After successful completion, you can progress to Level 2 Site Carpentry. Alternatively, entry to an apprenticeship can be gained if suitable employment is found.

What are my career opportunities?

There are many different specialist roles within the industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level.

This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the construction industry.

Dates & Costs

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year with attendance 2.5 days a week.
Course length: 1 year with attendance 3 days a week.
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 117862

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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