Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

Start Date
Course Course
Construction & Building Trades
City Campus

About this Course

The Core Construction Skills (Joinery) programme is designed to prepare people to enter the construction industry as joiners and carpenters. This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the practical aspects of joinery, enabling you the opportunity to progress to a Trade Diploma upon successful completion.

Key Units

This programme, through a learner-focused progression plan will further develop your core construction skills at Level 1 by completing the 6706-13 Diploma in Construction.

Units delivered include:
  • Use of Hand Tools
  • Use of Power Tools
  • Woodworking Joints
  • Principles of Building
  • Health & Safety

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*- E / grade 2 or above, including English Language. 


  • Exams
  • Coursework
Your progress will also be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions. 

Where does this Lead

Successful completion of all the elements of this programme may lead to progression to a Trade Specific Diploma, or onto an Apprenticeship.

Future Opportunities

A qualification at Level 1 will lead to opportunities at Level 2 and then a successful career in the carpentry and joinery industry.

Tell Me More

This course is designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry as a joiner. 

Extra Costs

You will be required to provide/purchase your own PPE, including:
  • Overalls
  • Safety boots
  • College shirt
All other safety equipment will be provided on an as/when needed basis. You may wish to purchase your own tools which you can then use in your Apprenticeship/future employment.

Students in financial hardship can apply to the Student Support Fund for help with course related expenses. 

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