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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

West Herts College
Course summary
1 hour
Hemel Hempstead
Vocational & College Courses

Course description

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery:


Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings as part of construction projects. As a job it’s a great way to combine construction with creativity. If you enjoy making things and are looking for a practical career you could find it very rewarding.

On this course you’ll gain a foundation qualification in carpentry and joinery. Our tutors gained many years of experience as carpenters and joiners before qualifying as teachers and always enjoy passing on their knowledge.

This course is delivered at our Hemel Hempstead campus.

What will I study?

The first few weeks will be spent building up your skills in bench work with a series of practical tasks. As a carpenter you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans. So you need an eye for detail and good maths skills for measuring and working out angles.

Course subjects include:

  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Producing woodworking joints
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Alongside your course you’ll develop practical English and maths skills and have the opportunity to take part in GAP work experiences to get you ready for the working world.

What can I do next?

Following successful completion you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations. You can also find work as an assistant to carpenters and joiners.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Attention to detail and skill with accuracy and numbers will set you up for success on this course and within this thriving industry.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification awarded by the course provider

About provider

West Herts College Apprenticeships 

West Herts College is rated by Ofsted as a Good Apprenticeship provider. They deliver high quality apprenticeship programmes across a very broad range of sectors from management to plumbing and HR to sport. All their apprenticeships programmes are designed with...

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Contact info

West Herts College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ


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