Building & Construction
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.


  • Building Methods
  • Forming Basic Woodworking Joints
  • Maintaining Hand Tools
  • Preparing & Using Power Tools
  • Safe Work Practices
  • English & Maths

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Assessment Method

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.

Progression Opportunities

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
Study Methods

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.


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