Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Award

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

The course is designed for those wishing to gain an understanding of the tasks and theories within carpentry and joinery. The course curriculum team have many years of experience in industry and can support you in your learning and assessment.

The course will provide you with knowledge of:
• Introduction to the workshop
• How to use a variety of hand tools
• Fixing floor coverings
• Fixing door frames
• Hang a door
• Fit a mortice lock
• Fit a letter plate
• Fit skirting board
• Fix architraves
• Repair/replace mouldings
• Repair damaged window cill or door frame
• Fit and fix a window board

Please note: There will be opportunities within the programme to undertake additional activities; such as laying garden decking. This can be discussed with the course team on enrolment.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 14 weeks


Carpentry & Joinery

No specific qualifications, previous learning or experience is required.
However, basic literacy and numeracy skills are an advantage. In addition, candidates should have the ability to read, write, organise and interpret written tasks in English.

An initial assessment of each candidate will be made before the start of the programme to identify candidates that have any specific training needs support, credit they have accumulated and the appropriate type and level of qualification.

There will be an induction programme so the candidate fully understands the requirements of the qualification[s], their responsibilities as a candidate and the responsibilities of the centre. This information will be recorded on a learning contract.

Potential progression to level 1 and level 2 Carpentry and Joinery programmes

There is no formal examination but tutors will continually assess your development needs throughout the short course.

The Tuition fee for this course is £250.00 You may be eligible for a full fee remission if you are in receipt of certain benefits or earning less than £20,888 per annum (if residing within Greater Manchester)

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