Carpentry and Joinery Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: WEB029
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time

The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is designed to develop practical skills and a self paced study of the underpinning knowledge.

What will I study?

In the first term you will acquire basic carpentry and joinery skills. As the programme progresses, each individual will build upon these skills, in preparation for the continuous assessment. At the same time students will acquire Level 1 units. The programme will prepare people for employment as a skilled craft person. A large part of the programme is project based allowing students to acquire practical skills and job related knowledge. Key skills will play an important part within the course to develop the student's own ability to learn.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in Maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level course.

How will I be assessed?

City & Guilds/CSkills awards credits are continually assessed throughout the programme and a portfolio of evidence is assembled throughout the course. An online multi-choice exam will assess the knowledge content of the course. Practical skills will be assessed on a continual bases with a final test piece set by CAA.

What can I do next?

The Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery is the logical choice, but you may wish to choose employment first before progressing onto Level 2.

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Career Options

Carpenter Or Joiner

Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV.

If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you.

You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

Employers usually want people with some construction experience and relevant qualifications. You could start as a joiner's mate or labourer to get some site experience then take further training to qualify. Another common way into this career is through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Construction Operative

If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working on a building site could be for you.

To be a construction operative or site labourer, you will need a good level of fitness. You will need a basic knowledge of building methods and materials. You will also need a good head for heights.

There are no set entry requirements to become a construction operative. You may have an advantage if you have some on-site experience. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in subjects like maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire


If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.