Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery – Level 1

Award or Diploma
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year (Diploma) or 6 months (Award)
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

This course is ideal for people interested in a career as a trade’s person working in the construction industry with a specific interest in Carpentry & Joinery.

This course consists of  working through a number of technical and practical units.

This is a practical and theory based course which consists of you working through a number of trade specific Carpentry & Joinery units as well as studying Maths and English if applicable.

The Carpentry & Joinery City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma will need you to complete specific units and topics. You will work towards the following units to make up the full qualification:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Produce Woodworking Joints
  • Prepare and Use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Maintain and Use Carpentry and Joinery Power Tools

Each unit will include an externally set assessment to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the unit.

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

We want to make sure you are going to enrol on the right course so, to help us, we assess your ability and ask you to complete an aptitude assessment based on the Carpentry and Joinery industry. Through this assessment, we can also gauge your current level of Maths and English.

The main purpose of the assessment is to help us plan your development and support you in choosing the right level of study.

After the assessment, we will invite you in to speak to one of the tutors so that you have a chance to ask all the questions the you might have and to give you a clear plan of what you need to do.

After applying, you will be invited to attend an Admissions Event and tour our facilities and have all of your questions answered by one of our experts.


All successful students may have the opportunity to progress onto the next Level in the same area.

Employment opportunities can include an apprenticeship in your chosen trade area.

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment throughout the course based on: Practical Observation, Portfolio of Evidence, Written Assessments and Online Exams.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery – Level 1

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year (Diploma) or 6 months (Award)
Attendance: Full Time
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