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Carpentry & Joinery Level 1
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grades A*- E. 

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

This course is an introduction to basic joinery and woodwork skills, designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry as a carpenter and joiner. Students must start at Level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to Level 2 and beyond.

About the Course

This course is for for people interested in working in the construction industry as a Joiner. You will develop basic skills in woodwork techniques and joinery, as well as learning to communicate effectively with customers and other industry professionals.

The course is split into approximately 40% theory and 60% practical. Theory lessons covering the required technology are classroom based, giving you the opportunity for taking notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the Carpentry and Joinery workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments.

Key Units

Key Units

  • Health and Safety 
  • Use of Tools 
  • Basic Construction Joints 
  • Working with Others

Functional Skills lessons (where required) will also form an important part of your course. They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*- E. 


Exams and Coursework

Your progress will also be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions. 

Where does this Lead

Progression to Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery. 

Future Opportunities

Working in the construction industry as a Joiner.

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a Carpentry and Joinery course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.

Personal Study Time
Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery. You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials, we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.

Extra Costs

You will be required to purchase your own safety boots and a college shirt. You may also wish to purchase your own tools which you can then use in your Apprenticeship/employment.