Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre
  • Taunton Centre

Who is the course for?

This course will appeal to students who wish to follow a career in wood occupations. The Bridgwater College Construction Centre is a dedicated facility for construction craft in wood occupations, with workshops that are well-equipped with a range of carpentry tools. Well-appointed classrooms and computer facilities enhance the workshops and provide a link between practical and knowledge aspects of the course.

What does the course involve?

The course is split into core units and Bench Joinery trade units;

The range of work you will cover includes:

  • Timber technology
  • Advanced hand tool skills
  • Power tool skills
  • Advanced woodworking joints 
  • Timber ironmongery
  • Understanding access equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Handling equipment and materials.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery. You will also need to complete a successful interview and induction.

What are the assessment methods?

Carpentry practical coursework will be marked through set practical tasks. Underpinning knowledge is assessed via internally-set test papers and an online exam; however there will be a need to complete a multiple choice test that is externally set by the awarding body.

How long is the course?

This is a one year programme.

What are the progression options?

You could progress on to an Apprenticeship in either Bench joinery or Carpentry & Joinery if suitable employment is gained.

Further Information