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Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

Course Code: OSC1024
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Learn a new trade with a flexible home learning course.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of carpentry
  • Learn how to craft high-quality items using the appropriate materials, tools and techniques
  • Transform wood into saleable items, from tables to rocking-horses!
  • Carpenters enjoy a relatively high income, meeting the demand for uniquely produced objects

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in assignments has never been easier.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with skills for long-term success. Home learning is flexible and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Understanding Timber
    • Description of hardwood and softwood
    • Uses for wood and supply
    • Natural defects
    • Drying processes
    • Storing timber
    • Basic overview of timber grading
    • Properties of timber related to use
    • Timber preservation
    Unit 2: Hand Tools
    • Workshop space and general handling of tools
    • Measuring tools
    • Setting out bench tools
    • Squares and gauges
    • Saws (types and selection)
    • Planes
    • Chisels
    • Hammers
    • Punches and drivers
    • Finishing tools
    • Tool storage and maintenance
    Unit 3: Portable Electric Power Tools
    • Safety aspects
    • Use of power tools
    • Maintenance and storage
    • Electric drills
    • Sanders
    • Screwdrivers
    • Circular saws
    • Mitre saws
    • Routers
    • Nail guns
  • Unit 4: Battery Operated Hand Tools
    • Safety aspects
    • Charging and storage
    • Electric drills
    • Sanders
    • Jigsaws
    • Screwdrivers
    • Cartridge and impulse operated fixing tools
    Unit 5: Basic Joints
    • Cutting timber
    • End joints (simple scarf joints)
    • Edge joints (lap and mortise and tenon)
    • Dowel joints
    • Dovetail joints
    • Mitre joints
    Unit 6: Gluing and Fixing
    • Health and safety, and preparing the working environment
    • Adhesives: types, safety, application and uses
    • Nails: types, safety, application and uses
    • Screws: types, sizes, uses and application

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    - David Burtenshaw , Derby

    So far so good. No complaints. I have asked one question to my tutor and it was responded to promptly.

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