Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Code: P106154

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:

    12 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

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.

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.

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.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

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

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