Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area


Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

1 year


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds


City & Guilds

Course Level


Home / Course / Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to enter the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

What do you need to apply for the course?

There are no formal requirements for the diploma but an interest in the construction industry would be essential.

What are the key things you'll learn?

General core units;

Unit 101/501 Principles of building construction, information and communication

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction

  • Occupation specific units;

Unit 113 Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools

Unit 114 Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

Unit 115 Produce woodworking joints

  • Practical assessments
  • Online/paper-based testing of knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English are also integrated into the course
  • Study programme

How you will learn

You will learn through a variety of methods including: classroom teaching / craft workshop activities / library and learning resource centre work / information technology activities / tutorials / directed work with other students/ directed study in the learning centre.

Where could this course take you?

Upon completion of the level 1 course you could progress onto the level 2 Diploma or you could apply for an apprenticeship.

What costs will you incur?

  • There is a fee of £20.00 to cover the cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use during practical sessions.
  • The course may also involve you in personal financial expenditure as follows:
  • Purchase stationery
  • Purchase of consumable materials

Previous Student Experience

"The course helped me to gain a fulltime apprenticeship with a builder in Sunderland and built up my confidence to do well in my interview."

Jamie Lewis