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Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1

This course covers the basics of Carpentry & Joinery. You will study safe working practices, building methods and produce basic woodworking joints. You will also learn how to maintain and use hand tools and how to use portable power tools.

Course Info

Level 1 - Introductory
Subject Area
Construction & Sustainable Technologies
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Erdington Skills Centre
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need minimum GCSE grade D/3 in maths and English

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by 9 practical assessments and 5 theory exams.


Upon successful completion of the programme and gaining employment within the carpentry or joinery industry you can then progress onto an apprenticeship. Alternatively you can progress onto the Level 2 Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry Diploma.

Career Opportunities

  • Carpenters