Carpentry and joinery

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.

Carpentry and Joinery Diploma level 2 – C0335

Course Code: C0335

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. For those interested in a career as a site carpenter in the construction sector. This course is aimed at direct entry to level 2. This qualification is ideal for continuing to develop your skills and knowledge of site carpentry. You will learn about the industry, including the principles […]

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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Site Carpentry – C0350

Course Code: C0350

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This level 3 diploma in site carpentry is designed for you if you are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that will prepare you for meaningful employment in the construction industry specialising in site carpentry.

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Site Carpentry Diploma level 3 – C3858

Course Code: C3858

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is a one year course, for adults (age 19+) working towards a career as a tradesperson working with wood in the construction industry. This qualification is ideal for enhancing and specialising your skills and knowledge of site carpentry. You will learn about the industry, including the principles of constructing buildings, and about the types […]

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Bench Joinery Diploma level 2 – C0334

Course Code: C0334

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want a career in the construction industry specialising as a bench joiner, then this course is for you. Ideally, you will already have gained some generic basic carpentry skills and this qualification is aimed at enhancing your knowledge and practical skill-set aimed at bench joinery.

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Site Carpentry Diploma level 2 – C0339

Course Code: C0339

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to be a natural progression from the level 1 course to help you enhance your skills and knowledge and specialise as a site carpenter in the construction industry. It will open up a variety of further course options or even commencement into employment.

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Carpentry and Joinery LC (Site) Advanced Apprenticeship Standard – P0236

Course Code: P0236

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 12 months
  • Campus Offsite

Carpenters work with wood on building sites or in customer’s homes to fit or repair doors, window frames, staircases, floorboards, cupboards, roof trusses and partitions. They use traditional woodworking tools as well as specialised power or hand tools for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed […]

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Carpentry and Joinery LC (Site) Advanced Apprenticeship Standard – P0236

Course Code: P0236

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 12 months
  • Campus Offsite

Carpenters work with wood on building sites or in customer’s homes to fit or repair doors, window frames, staircases, floorboards, cupboards, roof trusses and partitions. They use traditional woodworking tools as well as specialised power or hand tools for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed […]

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