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Carpentry & Joinery

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in Onsite Construction – carpentry and joinery. Find out more about T levels.

Carpentry and Joinery

Our carpentry/joinery courses are taught at levels 1, 2 and 3. This means that you can study with us whether you want to gain some basic carpentry skills or want to build on your existing knowledge and learn more advanced practical and theoretical aspects of carpentry and joinery. We teach basic skills in carpentry and joinery (such as health, safety and welfare in construction, basic hand tool skills) to constructing roofing models and complex bench joinery.

Learners often progress up through our courses before entering the workforce with their level 3 qualification. It is also possible to progress to level 4 or 5 (university level) Higher National Certificate/Diploma in building engineering services or construction.

Who are Leicester College’s carpentry and joinery courses for?

Our carpentry/joinery courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as adult learners that have some experience in the industry already. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications, work experience and age. Many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 18 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will continue to be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a site carpenter or bench joiner.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential part of your course. You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit, technical drawing equipment and stationery. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment. You will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your practical work.

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Construction Skills Diploma Level 1 (OSC Pathway) – C4558

Course Code: C4558

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to work in the construction industry but unsure as to what area of construction to specialise in, this course is the perfect opportunity for you to gain an introductory knowledge of various trades, allowing you the opportunity to get some experience in generic units such as bricklaying, carpentry, plastering and more.

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Performing Plastering Drylining Operations Diploma level 2 – C8089

Course Code: C8089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The primary aim of this qualification is to help prepare you to progress into further learning and training to prepare you to work on a construction site.

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Performing Plastering Drylining Operations Diploma level 2 – C8089

Course Code: C8089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The primary aim of this qualification is to help prepare you to progress into further learning and training to prepare you to work on a construction site.

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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – C7976

Course Code: C7976

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Construction Skills level 1 or equivalent and will allow you to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or a career as a site carpenter in the construction sector.

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T Level Onsite Construction – Carpentry and Joinery Specialism – C7262

Course Code: C7262

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Our T level in carpentry and joinery will allow you to carve a deeply satisfying career path that is a mix of hands on craftsmanship and learning how to use new technology as a carpenter. Alongside your learning at college, you will also participate in an industry placement in a relatable workplace to your course.

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Performing Carpentry Joinery and Painting Decorating Operations Diploma Level 2 – C8090

Course Code: C8090

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    16 hours per week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is for you if you are interested in working on a construction site, but are not sure which area you want to work in. This level 2 qualification offers you the perfect opportunity to develop practical skills needed by some employers in the industry, whilst giving you a variety of trades to learn.

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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – C7976

Course Code: C7976

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Construction Skills level 1 or equivalent and will allow you to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or a career as a site carpenter in the construction sector.

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Construction Management HTQ Higher National Certificate – C7992

Course Code: C7992

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Build your future and further your education in the built environment and construction sector. With modules to supplement your current knowledge and increase your skills in construction management, this course aims to support the next steps in your career.

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Construction Management HTQ Higher National Diploma – C7995

Course Code: C7995

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed as an extension for those who have completed their Higher National Certificate in Construction Management and would like to progress onto the Higher National Diploma and study on a 2-year part-time basis. The course consists of mandatory units in the first year, with optional subject units completed in the second year, covering topics such as project and contract management and alternative energy and construction methods in the second year.

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