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York College

If you want to be less dependent on tradesmen and gain the confidence to take on simple DIY tasks around the home then this course is perfect for you.

Entry Requirements

No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Dates and Times

We hope to run this course in Autumn 2017.
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Course Content

  • Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery
  • Bricklaying

Exams and Assessments

The qualification is made up of a number of practical units; working in our well-equipped workshops you will practice and develop hand tool skills, while making and working on various projects. Each unit is then assessed using an end-of-unit practical assessment piece, involving you working from drawings to make either an item of joinery/carpentry, or build using brick and block-work.


There is no formal qualification for this course.


For some the course provides DIY skills; for others it may be a stepping stone to working in the construction industry.

This is a basic practical skills course; in addition to the trade skills, you will be improving your numeracy and literacy through the use of drawings, specifications and accurate measuring. It does not guarantee a job in the construction industry, but it will support you plans and career aims.

Course Fees 

The cost of this course in 2016 was £550 but this may change in 2017.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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