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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 at A*- E or above

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.

About the Course

This course is for for people interested in working in the construction industry as a Joiner. You will need to bring your own safety boots, wood working tools for workshop sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided. 

Key Units

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.

Topics will include:

  • Health and safety 
  • Use of tools 
  • Basic construction joints 
  • Working with others
Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical.

Functional Skills lessons, where required, 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 at A*- E or above


Exams and coursework

Where does this Lead

Progression to Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery 

Future Opportunities

Working in industry as a Joiner

Tell Me More

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.

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.

Extra Costs

You will be required to own safety boots and a college shirt. You may also wish to purchase your own tools.