City and Guilds Level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, Maths and English are very important skills for a Joiner and would be an asset.

A keen interest in the subject is essential. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

What's Involved

Working in construction as a joiner involves:

> Learning the uses of different types and grades wood and choosing the right one for the job

> Understanding technical drawings and how their work will fit within the building

> Cutting wood on machines or by hand, measuring and marking it according to the design.

Joiners use a range of equipment from traditional tools such as saws, chisels, rulers and drills through to state-of-the-art computerised cutting equipment and hi-tech drawing and design software. Their skills are also a valuable mix of traditional and modern craftsmanship.

If you are interested in becoming a Joiner or Carpenter or working in associated trades, this course will provide you with the foundations required to begin your career. This is a practical course which will allow you to learn and develop various skills relating to the trade.

The Study programme of the level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery will consist of five key elements which you will need to complete:

> Qualification

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)

> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.

> Development of enterprise and employability skills.

This is a predominately a practical based course, with the incorporation of underpinning knowledge delivered through theory sessions.

Practical assessments are carried out in the college site workshop area, you will also learn the key principals and techniques to carpentry and joinery within this area. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

The topics typically, covered within this course include:

> How to carry out safe working practices in construction

> Knowledge of information, quantities and communication with others

> Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

> Knowledge of basic woodworking joints

> How to maintain and use hand tools

> How to prepare and use portable power tool

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes as you will get dirty/dusty.

Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a great emphasis on this part of your education. If you enrol on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be provided with and required to wear at all times (within the college workshop area) mandatory PPE as follows:

> Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)

> Approved safety glasses

> Approved hi-visibility vest

Course Assessment Method

You will undertake graded assessments through a range of methods including:

> Practical tasks

> Online Multi-Choice Test

> Paper based Tests

What's Next

You can progress on to a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, or alternatively, you can obtain an employer who support you through a Level 2 Apprenticeship within site carpentry or bench joinery.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery
Level: Level 1
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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