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Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 1

Berwick Main Centre
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City and Guilds Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (QCF) Level 1

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Who is the course for?

This course is for 16-18 year olds who wish to start a career in the construction industry, but are currently unemployed or working in a different industry.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course but you should have an interest in construction. You will progress through our selection procedure which consists of an initial assessment and interview.

What will I study on the course?

You will study safe working practices, information, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, basic woodworking joints, how to maintain and use hand tools and how to prepare and use portable power tools. Ideal if you would like to develop both the skills and knowledge to be a carpenter or joiner.

The course is delivered over two days per week for one year. The main enrolment period for this course is in September but there will also be the opportunity to start the course at other times if places are available.

Your progress will be assessed by a number of practical and written tests.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other Qualifications that will help you gain employment, including Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) Certificate.

City and Guilds Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (QCF) Level 1

After completing the course you could progress onto a level 2 course or an apprenticeship programme.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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