Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Code: P106154

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


For those who wish to work with wood, either as a carpenter or a joiner, as part of their future career.

Units include:

  • health, safety and welfare in construction
  • maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • producing woodworking joints
  • principles of building construction, information and communication.

You will complete a minimum of 30 hours of on-the-job experience within the industry and have the opportunity to work on many live projects in the community. In recent years, carpentry students helped to convert a double-decker bus into a much-needed shelter for local homeless people. You will also benefit from site visits, industry talks and demonstrations from experts.

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.

This course combines both theory and practical sessions. Assessment will come in the form of multiple-choice questions, either paper based or online, a logbook of work and various practical assignments covering the performance outcomes.

Attendance is three days a week, typically 9am-5pm. This is a one-year qualification and a high level of attendance is necessary in order to successfully achieve the qualification.

You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

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