Bench joinery is the preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components while site carpentry focuses on the installation of the joinery components and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction. Learn how to work with wood and become a professional carpenter as you find out how to build floors, roofs, doors and stairs.
Level 1 introduces you to carpentry and joinery skills and allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.
To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.
Introduction to health and safety in construction
Constructing halving joints
Constructing housing joints
Introduction to the construction industry
Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
Constructing angled halving joints
Constructing bridle joints
Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints
Fixing architraves and skirtings
Constructing and fixing hatch linings
Fitting locks and latches
Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English or successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.
Sucessful completion of level 1 could lead to onto a Level 2 study programme in site joinery. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.