Carpentry and Joinery TLevel

Start Date
Course Course
Construction & Building Trades
City Campus

About this Course

Designed for an industry in need of fresh carpentry and joinery professionals, every classroom lesson and workshop session prepares you to hold your own in the construction industry. You get an insight on how the industry works before exploring the principles of design and the role of technology and sustainability to guide your career path.

Key Units

Year one walks you through the carpentry workshop, introducing you to the woodworking basics and meeting the tools of your trade. You also build transferable skills and knowledge that set you up for success on any construction site.

Year two is when the carpentry and joinery really kicks in. In workshop sessions, you get to grips with your year 2 programme units.

Key units on this T Level include:
Year 1:
  • Health and safety
  • Science, design, construction and the built environment
  • Industry
  • Sustainability
  • Measurement
  • Building technology
  • Information and data
  • Relationship management
  • Digital technology
  • Commercial/business
Year 2:
  • Preparing to produce complex timber-based building products and structures
  • Producing complex timber-based components
  • Assembling complex timber-based products
  • Installing complex timber-based products into complex structures
On your 45-day industry placement, you tackle an employer-set project to give you hands-on experience in a real-life setting. This is your moment to put all that year-one theory into practice while you also develop skills that serve you for the rest of your career: communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Entry Requirements

A GCSE in both English and Maths at Grade 4 or above, plus two other GCSEs at Grade 4 or above.

Interested in doing a T Level, but worried you haven't got the entry requirements, or feel that you might need more time to get ready for one? We offer a T Level transition programme which is a one-year, post-GCSE programme designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you technical knowledge, practical and study skills, English and Maths, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level and future career path. Apply for the T Level today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.


There are several formal assessments during the two years: external exams, controlled assessments, practical summary assignments and an employer-led set project.?

Together, the assessments generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

At the end of your T level, you receive a nationally recognised certificate with a clear breakdown of your achievements. The T level can be worth up to 168 UCAS points.

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to progress to university level study or higher level Apprenticeships.

This includes our own university level offer at UC Sheffield. Click here to find out more.

Future Opportunities

Your knowledge of wood, cuts, tools and tricks of the trade move with you into your career or – if you prefer – into an apprenticeship/higher-level apprenticeship or degree.

Extra Costs

You will need to buy PPE (personal protective equipment) to make sure that you are safe while working and studying (approximately £50).

Basic stationery items such as pens, pencils, ring binders and writing paper and a Copy of the Onsite Guide will also be required.?

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