Level 1



1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+

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.

Students must be at least 16 years of age, but no formal qualifications are required.

You'll be asked to come to an interview and do an assessment test before joining the course.

We welcome applications from adults (19+), disabled students and non-native English speakers with a basic level of spoken English.

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.