I think the O.P would of been on a construction Award or Diploma C+J. The City and Guilds courses are out now, but the foundation (level 1) courses are all the same sort of content, wether it be NVQ/C+G or the new Diploma courses. Course content typicaly consists of core theory units, (ie timber technology, health and safety ect.) The practical units are usualy workshop based and focus on subjects such has sharpening tools, forming basic woodworking joints and some training on machines. Mainly handtool work though. I did mine around about 8 years ago and cant really see much has changed since then.