Carpentry Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00013
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a 1 year full time course

 About the course

This course is an introduction to basic joinery and woodwork skills, designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry as a carpenter and joiner. Students must start at level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to level 2.

Theory lessons covering the required technology are classroom based, giving you the opportunity for taking notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the Carpentry and Joinery workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments.

Topics will include

  • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods
  • Produce basic woodworking joints
  • Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery hand tools
  • Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery portable power tools

Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical. 

You will need to bring your own safety boots, wood working tools for workshop sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided. You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.

Personal Study Time

Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery.
You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials, we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.

Will this course suit me?

Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a Carpentry and Joinery course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.

Qualification Title

C Skills Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Level 1.

What students say about this course.

"I am really enjoying my time at college."

"I have learnt a lot more about carpentry and joinery skills."

"Since starting this course it has given me more confidence to apply for jobs."

"I find the technology a bit hard but all the staff help me through."



How will it be delivered?

Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed by an online exam and unit tests. Your practical skills will be assessed by practical tests and a practical exam.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language

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