Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.
It covers the following skills:
Producing basic woodworking joints, and safely using various hand and power tools
If you are16 to 19 years old on a full-time course you will be offered a balanced, high quality study programme to open up your options and give you the best chance of progression into further training opportunities or lasting employment. We will also endeavour create opportunities for students to take part in work experience.
A study programme is to consists of a substantial core programme of study (carpentry & joinery), combined with maths, English and any additional learning or work experience.
Students who haven’t yet achieved GCSE Grade ‘C’ in English and maths at 16 will be required to continue to studying these subjects, by taking Functional Skills.
For the non-qualification hours, students are also required to undertake an employability programme and/or where appropriate work experience, which is relevant to their course of study.
You should have English & Maths at a minimum of Entry Level 3. In addition you will be required to attend an interview and complete a college assessment.
Your course will be assessed through observation of your practical work by a qualified assessor/trainer.
Job knowledge will be assessed by a series of short answer examinations which will take place throughout your course.
Provided they fulfil all of the course criteria this course allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following qualifications:
Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
- Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery
Practical sessions will take place in a dedicated Carpentry & Joinery Workshop and theory in a mixture of classroom/workshop and home study environments.
This course is 16 hours per week.