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.

Bench Joinery Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0334

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Carpentry and Joinery Diploma level 1, Construction Skills Diploma Level 1 or equivalent and will allow you to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or a career as an Architectural (Bench) Joiner in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an […]

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Site Carpentry Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0339

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Carpentry and Joinery Diploma level 1, Construction Skills Diploma Level 1 or equivalent and will allow students to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a Site Carpenter in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified toolkit. […]

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Site Carpentry Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0350

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the level 2 diploma in site carpentry/Technical certificate in site carpentry. The site carpentry advanced technical diploma level 3 is for students who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the construction industry. Students undertaking the site […]

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Carpentry and Joinery LC (Site) Advanced Apprenticeship Standard

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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