Carpentry & Joinery

The course gives you the basic practical skills to enable you to follow a career in Carpentry & Joinery.

The following units will covered:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction & associated industries
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication
  • Knowledge of  construction technology
  • Produce basic woodworking joints
  • Maintain and use carpentry & joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry & joinery portable power.

Each theory unit has its own multiple choice test and practical assessments are set by the awarding body.

We will look to offer work experience wherever possible. In the past level 1 students have created decking areas and manufactured bookcases for schools and other departments within the College.

There are a number of progression routes open for students on completion of this course, to go onto the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or on to the part time apprenticeship course if you have gained suitable employment.

Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
Min 2 GCSE'S E or above to include English and Maths
  • Brickwork
  • Painting & Decorating
The course is free to 16 – 18 year olds.

Careers

Students can gain employment as a Site or Bench Joiner followed by Site Management. Current figures show that the average salary for Construction in the North West is £26,000 per annum.

National Careers Advice

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development