Professional Training

Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma (Reading College)

Activate Learning, In Reading
1 year
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1 year
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Course description

The course will allow students to develop and practise the knowledge skills and behaviours required for a career in the construction industry

All 16-19-year olds on full-time study programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths if they have not already attained a GCSE grade 4 in these subjects

Tutors from the industry with vast experience as Carpenters and Joiners. Well-equipped industry standard workshops supported by a team of technicians.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

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  • Classroom
  • Reading

Suitability - Who should attend?

At least 3 GCSE grade 2 or above, including Maths and English Language as well as a commitment to the course. These requirements may be assessed case by case at the discretion of the curriculum staff 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Site Carpentry Diploma L2, site carpentry apprenticeship or employment

Training Course Content

Topics include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintain and use carpentry & joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry & joinery portable power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Course delivery details

This course is a mixture of theory and practical hands on experience. Homework: Homework and self-study will be set at tutors' discretion, with materials available on the College VLE


You will need safety footwear and normal study equipment. There is a portfolio supplied that must be completed by the candidate with their practical and theoretical evidence

Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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