Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery L1 (full time)


Construction is the UK`s biggest industry, with two million people working in over 700 diverse careers. Once working in the industry, there are many opportunities to develop skills throughout your career. This course covers topics such as; how to carry out safe working practices in construction, produce basic woodworking joints and maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand/power tools.

Course requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at E-F including maths and/or English depending on course requirements. Alternative qualifications will be considered. An interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject.

What will I do?

The new City & Guilds Construction Diplomas are highly regarded within the Industry. You will carry out many activities on this course relating to Carpentry, Joinery and Construction. The units are: – Principles of building construction, information and communication – Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools – Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools – Produce woodworking joints – Health, safety and welfare in construction. You will also be part of the Carpentry & Joinery business here at the College, BAC Joinery. You will carry out projects, manufacture products for sale and develop the business for continuous success.

What will it give me?

The course will give you the essential skills and knowledge needed In order to progress onto either Carpentry (Site) or Joinery (Bench) Level 2.

Materials needed

You will require safety steel toe cap boots, a polo shirt and jumper, which you can purchase from the College. You will also be provided with a high visibility vest for practical lessons.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may want to progress to the level 2 Site Carpentry or a paid Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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