16-18 Courses

Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Rainham Campus
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Carpentry and Joinery
  • Schedule

    Timetable Dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Age

    16-18

Course Fees

£1094.00

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English grades 2-3, a successful interview and Skillsbuilder assessment.

Topics

This is a one-year full time course and it is designed for students with little or no previous experience or knowledge about carpentry or joinery - although in some cases you may have already completed a City & Guilds multi-trade course.

The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable carpenter.

You can expect to study units including:

  • Principles of building (examination)
  • Health and Safety Information (examination)
  • Maintain and Use Hand Tools
  • Maintain and Use Portable Power tools
  • Produce woodwork joints

If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English, you will study an additional English course. If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, you will study an additional Maths course.

There are two online examinations that must be completed by students with practical assessments completed within a portfolio. 

The City and Guilds Level 1 Carpentry course is a very practical qualification that is primarily aimed at those students who would like to pursue a career within the construction industry. This course introduces you to carpentry and joinery skills, allowing you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment. The course will provide a solid understanding of the importance of safety at work and will give you the chance to visit real sites to widen your knowledge of the construction industry.

  • Assessment Criteria

    All online examination based units are externally assessed whilst practical units are internally assessed. You will build up a portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed and verified by the centre and then externally verified by City & Guilds.

Further information

On successful completion of the Level 1 course you will progress onto either the Level 2 Site Carpentry or Level 2 Bench Joinery course. Alternatively you may wish to undertake an Apprenticeship programme.

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