Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 and 2

The Carpentry and Joinery Diploma is a two year programme of study consisting of two qualifications.

The Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery  Diploma is designed to prepare people to enter the industry and will be completed in year one.

The Level 2 Site Carpentry Diploma is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in industry in their chosen craft. This will be completed in year two. Architectural (Bench) Joinery can only be achieved at Level 2 and 3 through an apprenticeship.

These Carpentry Diploma programmes have been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions allowing you to develop your skills ready
to enter industry as a site carpenter or bench joiner, and assessment is based on the student showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification. All the units of training must be completed by each student. All outcomes must be achieved during the training programme.

Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning, these enable production of a portfolio of evidence. Students work towards passing end of unit tests, practical assessments set by the awarding body City & Guilds.You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills. A work skills and industrial formularisation activity will also be undertaken during the year.

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  • Further Education
  • Full-Time
  • Colchester
  • Braintree
  • Clacton

2 years

(year 1) Level 1

(year 2) Level 2

Start Date September 2017
Course Fees

16 – 18: Free
Year 1: £1,564
Year 2: £1,691

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Status Full Level 2


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