Fees and dates are based on academic year 2019-20 and are intended as a guide only. We will update the fees and dates for 2020-21 as soon as we have them and according to government funding and guidelines.
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.
Please note that the fees for government funded courses relate to ONE academic year only and may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including changes to Government funding and remission policies, so before enrolling on a course please check with the College for the latest information. The College also reserves the right to close, or not to start any published course.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct. However, the College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.
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.
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.
Those wishing for an introduction to the carpentry/joinery industry.
Application followed by individual interview
At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above or equivalent.
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.
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').