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Carpenters and joiners

Up to £29,000

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Construction and building trades supervisors

Up to £33,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Outstanding commitment and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Outstanding attendance and punctuality

What will I study?

Students follow either the Site Joinery or Bench Joinery route.

Site Joinery

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out second fixing operations or organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Carry out first fix roofing and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

Bench Joinery

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Set up and use fixed transportable machinery
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames
  • Manufacture stairs with turns

How will I be assessed?

The Diploma is assessed using both practical and online multi-choice tests.

What could it lead to?

On completion of the Diploma students can progress on to the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in Construction.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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