Course overviewConstruction (Carpentry and Joinery) Level 1 City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time programme of study will introduce you to site carpentry and joinery. You will develop skills in the kind of carpentry and joinery needed on a typical building site. The course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress onto a Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1492C01-1||04/09/2023 - 21/06/2024||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||13.20||09:15||SBSA and Construction Centre||Apply|
|LMF1492C01-1||02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||13.20||09:15||SBSA and Construction Centre||
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Who is this course for?
If you’re a school leaver and interested in carpentry and joinery, this practical course is an ideal stepping stone towards a career in the industry. You will learn work-ready skills including making carpentry joints, making minor repairs to a house, drawing a plan of a room and costing small carpentry jobs.
What you'll learn
As part of this course, you will complete a Level 1 Certificate in Construction. You will also need to study English and Maths alongside your course.
Course entry requirements
To join the course you must have:
- two GCSEs Grade 2 (E) including Maths and English or
- Level 1 Maths and English Functional Skills
- To achieve an initial assessment of Level 1 in Maths and English
How is the course delivered and assessed?
This is a full-time course. Alongside your College tutorials, you will be required to take part in work experience and self-directed study. You will also attend sessions to develop your employability and personal skills.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year.
Future career and study opportunities
On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery course. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the site carpentry or bench joinery industry or employment.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary.
You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You will also need to buy a workwear uniform. You may need a high visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in College.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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