Carpentry and Joinery C&G Level 1 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Carpentry and Joinery C&G Level 1 Diploma

Carpentry and Joinery C&G Level 1 Diploma

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Carpentry and Joinery C&G Level 1 Diploma

Carve out a career as a carpenter with this very practical qualification!

The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is designed for learners interested in starting a career in carpentry within the construction industry. It will provide you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to progress to a Level 2 Diploma and possible employment.

The one year programme covers topics related to health and safety, quantity and communications, building methods and the use of hand and power tools.

During the first six weeks of the course you will also get the chance to take part in multi-skills activities and get a taste of carpentry & joinery and painting & decorating, as well as health and safety. To be able to continue on the Level 1 course you will need to have good attendance and show a good attitude to learning, as well as complete a health and safety assignment set by tutors.   

The college Entry/Level 1 programme is a great way to start your career if you are 16-18. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, maths and ICT.

Construction Diplomas are nationally recognised craft qualifications and are accepted in the construction industry. Craft qualifications are in units, which can be studied in any sequence. These qualifications are required for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! 

To access this course you are required to:  

  • Have three or more GCSEs at grade 2 or above (including Maths and English)*
  • Attend an interview with a member of the college's admissions team 
  • Complete a short online assessment to determine your current skills and knowledge 

You will also be expected to commit to good attendance and punctuality and demonstrate a commitment and good attitude to learning and achieving the qualification.  

*Adults without the necessary qualifications but with relevant work/life experience will be considered on an individual basis. 


During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Technical information, quantities and and communication
  • Construction technology
  • Maintain and use of carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and work platforms

By studying this course you will:

  • Learn about carpentry and joinery techniques in practical and theory sessions
  • Find out about health and safety on construction sites and how important it is
  • Learn various techniques on carpentry and joinery skills
  • Improve your communication and team work skills
  • Improve your numeracy and literacy skills to prepare you for a life in construction

Your progress will be continually assessed and you will be provided with detailed feedback in order to help you to develop your skills. Your progress will be evaluated through a combination of practical assessments, job related multiple choice assessments at the end of each unit and external tests that are on-line computer based examinations. To gain the diploma you must be successful in achieving all units and passing the synoptic practical test.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress on to the Diploma Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery.


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