Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

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Our Carpentry and Joinery course is specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification. This course is suitable for any learners looking to develop their basic skills with the use of carpentry tools, or any learners who has expressed an interest in a career within the carpentry industry.

If you are a practical person and would like to take an introductory qualification in Carpentry and Joinery, the Level 1 Diploma could be for you. It will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge which will give you a sound basis for a future career within the construction industry.

  • Health and Safety
  • Communicating with Others
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology
  • Producing Basic Woodworking Joints
  • Maintaining and Using Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools
  • Preparing and Using Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

The course is assessed through a combination of practical and written assignments. You will have to complete a practical phase test, a theory test paper for each unit and an external on-line exam. If you successfully complete the course, you will be awarded a  City Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. This is a nationally recognised qualification.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

You will require PPE (personal protective equipment) in order to start your course. You’ll need steel toe cap boots and a hi vis top.


This course requires 2 GCSEs at Grade E or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £994; Exam Fee £98

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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