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16-18 Course Details

Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma  - 2020:21

Location: Guildford College
Course Code: OC03LF0A008P
Year: 2020:21
Attendance: 1 year full-time.
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  National Open College Network
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adult): £ 1330
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area

The Government funds and regulates adult Further Education and skills training in England. They pay a proportion of the cost to deliver the course and expect the student, or a sponsor, to pay the remaining portion. This is referred to as the ‘tuition fees’ and is what we display on our guide. If a course or a learner is not eligible for government funding the Full Cost /international fees will be liable. Please refer to our International fees page for more information.

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Content / Overview 

Get the theory and skills training needed to become a carpenter at Level 1. Topics covered include: health, safety and welfare, construction technology, producing woodworking joints, using hand tools and using portable power tools.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Course Modules 

Topics covered include: health, safety and welfare, construction technology, producing woodworking joints, using hand tools and using portable power tools.

Why Study Here

Get hands-on practical experience in our purpose-built construction workshops equipped with modern machinery and technology and find out about the latest industry trends from our specialist tutors.

Suitable For

Those wishing for an introduction to the carpentry/joinery industry.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above or equivalent.

Delivery Method

25% theory in the classrooms and 75% practical activities in the workshops.


Coursework, oral, practical and written exams and the successful completion of an on-line knowledge test.

Further Study

Bench Joinery/Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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