Carpentry & Joinery — Level 1 Diploma

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Course information

This level 1 programme is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, maths and ICT.
The course gives you the opportunity to study a range of carpentry and joinery skills and help you progress through the other levels of training offered within carpentry and joinery. You will be assessed for your English and maths and work at the level that is right for you. If you enjoy using your hands, have good hand and eye co-ordination and enjoy being part of a team then a carpenter or joiner could be the ideal role for you. Site carpentry and joinery will involve fitting windows, doors, skirting boards etc on a construction site. It's a skilled job that utilises special tools, and often involves many different kinds of wood. You will need to develop your maths as you will be calculating angles and measurements.
Subjects you will study include the following woodwork units:
• Handle and Store Resources
• Contribute to Work Relationships
• Contribute to Providing Working Platforms
• Preparation and Use of Portable Power Tools
• Maintenance and Use of Woodworking Power Tools
• Use Basic Wood Jointing Techniques
• English
• Maths
• Personal Social Development
You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial


CSKILLS Award Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

This course leads to...

On successful completion you may be able to progress to level 2 courses like:
• CSKILLS Award Level 2 Diploma in Site or Bench Joinery
• CSKILLS NVQ in Carpentry and Joinery (if employed as a carpenter and joiner)

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Carpentry and Joinery but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English/ESOL and maths (GCSE grades F and G).

Important Note :
All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 158052

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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