Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This programme has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to successfully start your career within the Carpentry & Joinery industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:

- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and associated industries
- Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
- Knowledge of construction technology
- Produce woodworking joints
- Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
- Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade C or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.  During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.  

Skills you can gain include;

- C V writing
- Interview techniques
- Customer service
- Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
- Self-study and research
- Team working to complete projects

You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the
year and are led by students.

How will it be delivered?

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal
research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

Entry requirements

To access this course you will need GCSEs at grade 2 or above in Maths and English, general education and a keen interest in Carpentry & Joinery. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Your next steps...

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways,

- Further full time training onto the L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
- Gaining employment within the Carpentry and Joinery industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain
further qualifications and experience.