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CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (Construction)

Course Level: 

Level 1

Job opportunities after this course: 

Successful completion of the level 1 programme will allow progression onto the Level 2 programme the following academic year.

Overview of the course: 

The main focus of the level 1 programme is to develop practical hand skills and enhance basic underpinning knowledge of relevant industrial processes and techniques. These will be delivered in a workshop environment for practical sessions and classroom based for theory sessions such as technical drawing and I. L. T. Also Incorporated into the study programme will be functional skills (maths & English), tutorial, work experience, academic tutorial and relevant trips & guest visits.

Entry requirements: 

A general interest in construction, to be working at entry level 3 for both maths and English.

Topics: 

The qualification consists of three core and three 'trade specific' units:

• Health and safety

• Technical information, quantities and communication

• Construction Technology

• Produce woodworking joints

• Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery hand tools

• Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery power tools

How is the course assessed?: 

The programme is assessed via online exams and practical test pieces for each unit.

Further study options after this course: 

Successful completion of the level 1 programme will allow progression onto the Level 2 programme the following academic year.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, full time

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

Learners under 25 years old with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will not pay fees.

If you do need to pay fees they are:

£1376.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

There is a requirement to wear personal protective equipment for this course. The cost of equipment is currently £25. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Nov 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly ask our students how we are doing at East Durham College, we have three student surveys every year. We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.

Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.

98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

‘I am feeling like I am learning new thing in my course and I think the teaching in the course in very good and the support you get is also very good’

‘I had very little interest in school. However at EDC I found it totally different. The lecturers are excellent and very good at getting the best out of you. I have completed level 2 and I am considering Level 3 or even starting my own business’ - Ben Farry

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How to apply: 

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