Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 2 GCSEs grade E - F (grade 1 - 2) in English and maths, and successful completion of the Foundation Construction Skills qualification.

What will I learn?

If you are looking to develop your skills as a carpenter then this course will teach you everything you need to get started.

During the course you will gain an insight into the varied environments that carpenters can work in. You will be able to learn some of the fundamental techniques that are used in the industry and practice them in our purpose built carpentry workshop. You will learn about the basic hand tools used in the trade, you will practise using power tools to cut and sand wood, and also learn how to make wood joints. English and maths is an important part of this course

During this one-year course you will cover topics such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Maintaining hand tools
  • Preparing and using power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 10% and 30% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What could I progress on to?

There are many exciting options following this course including work-based qualifications and Apprenticeships or progress to the Level 2 Carpentry course.

With additional training you can start your career as a Carpentry apprentice, a Carpenter, a Bench joiner, a Site manager, or a Property developer

A range of specified PPE and a basic kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £150.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.


Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 13202
    Course name Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Entry Level

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