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Carpentry Joinery
Level 1



1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024



A great starting point for building a career in the trade.

You'll get experience of a variety of carpentry subjects, and successful completion of theory and practical tests means you can move on to Level 2 study.

Our General Carpentry and Joinery subjects are:

  • Communications
  • Job planning
  • Geometry
  • Materials and components
  • Timber technology
  • Mechanics and adhesives

And our Construction Site Procedure topics cover:

  • Site practice
  • Communications
  • Site measurement
  • Temporary work
  • Machine and powered hand tools
  • Floors
  • Roofs
  • Panelling partitions
  • Doors and screens
  • Stairs
  • Job planning
  • Workshop organisation
  • Joinery components

A mix of theory and practical tests.

For each course 'unit', theory tests are taken when you and your tutor feel you're ready. Practical tests follow on.

Our practical tests are monitored by a City & Guilds Verifier.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

When you successfully gain your Level 1 Diploma, you'll be ready to move on to Level 2.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.