Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma

Course Overview

This stepping stone into the carpentry and joinery industry gives you the basic hand and craft skills you will need to progress in your career. Understanding the principles of construction, health and safety, types of building construction and industry operation will help you improve communication with other trades. Learning about measurements, deadlines, standards and working conditions through role play and practice will help you become part of the community.

Course Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 including English and maths at grade 2.

Course Skills & Benefits

You will be introduced to the essential technical knowledge and practical skills to carry out basic carpentry and joinery tasks required to enter the construction industry.

Mandatory Units

Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand and power tools
Produce woodworking joints
Health, Safety & Welfare in construction

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Successful completion of this qualification allows you to progress into employment or on to the following qualifications: Level 2 Site Carpentry or Level 2 Bench Joinery.

Course Assessment

Your assessments are carried out in the workshop. This includes continuous practical assessments, knowledge based assessments for each unit and all the units have a multiple choice end test exam.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time