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Course Info

  • carpentry
  • construction

Useful Information

Mode of Study: Full Time
Level: one
Duration: 1 year
Awarding/validation body:  NOCN

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have an interest in carpentry, with a desire to work in the construction sector. This qualification will assist in your progression to become a fully qualified carpenter and you will develop and practise the skills required for employment and career progression.

Throughout this course you will study a range of subjects, including health and safety, various aspects of carpentry practical and theory, environment and sustainability, and the construction industry.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so, Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

If you do not have English and maths levels you can work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main vocational or academic qualification.

Course Highlights

This programme is delivered by our fully trained and professional staff who have years of industry and site experience and you will benefit from learning in our modern, well-equipped workshops.

You will have the opportunity to undertake course focused enrichment activities outside of Croydon College.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

You will work within the real working environment within our carpentry workshop. You will be required to purchase PPE steal cap boots.

Work experience opportunity – a minimum of 40 hours over the academic year.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

The qualification will help you towards your career within this sector. You’ll learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills. The opportunities for progression are personal to you.

You may well decide that a level 2 apprenticeship will be your next step or continue your full-time study at level 2.


Classroom-based learning supervised by a teacher.

Practical learning supervised by a teacher.

All forms of assessment which take place under the immediate guidance or supervision of an appropriate provider of training.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of a commitment to learn and the ability to study at this level shown at interview.

Including English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 2 or above by College assessment at enrolment

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.