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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Qualification type:
Level 1
Mode of study:
Full-Time Courses
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This carpentry and joinery course is for you if you want to learn the basic skills required in this specialist trade to enable you to seek a job in the industry. At this level, you do not need experience, just enthusiasm and commitment to learn and undertake a range of small projects.

What Will I Learn

This course will help to develop the skills employers in industry are looking for such as technical and practical skills, problem solving, numeracy, literacy, team working and communication.

Example Modules

  • Using Hand and Power Tools
  • Constructing Basic Joints
  • Health and Safety
  • Contributing to the Workplace

How Will I Be Assessed?

Progress and achievement is recorded throughout the year via practical assessments, theory assessments, external tests and a practical synoptic assignment.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs or an Entry Level 3 qualification. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment.

Additional Information

A course contribution fee of £50.00 will apply, this contributes towards an external trade-related trip, course textbook and course administration. You will also be required to supply your own safety boots and overalls.


Upon successful completion, you may proceed onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry.

Career Opportunities

You will be able to find employment in the Carpentry and Joinery Industry as, for example, a joiner or carpenter's mate.

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