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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

This course introduces you to the carpentry and joinery work environment within the construction industry. You will learn how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools as you master the art of creating woodworking joints, frames, doors and windows.

You will learn about components and materials, the unloading and storage of timber and sheet materials, and how to put up access equipment and scaffolding.

Carpentry and joinery has fantastic job prospects and could provide you with a career for life.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

You will learn how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools as you master the art of creating woodworking joints, frames, doors and windows. You will also explore components and materials and understand how to put up access equipment and scaffolding. During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Producing woodworking joints

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.

How is it assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications just passion and a commitment to your studies, however, if you do not have grade C or above in maths and English, you'll be required to complete these qualifications alongside your studies. You must also have a passion for working within the construction industry and commitment to your studies.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course is the first step towards becoming a successful carpenter or joiner.

You could progress onto the level 2 study programme or you could secure your own apprenticeship with an employer and earn whilst you learn.

Ref: Dave Brown



Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

Develop your skills in our impressive workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.


Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.