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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

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Course Description

If you’re the type of person who likes to roll up their sleeves and get things done, then you would be the perfect person to study our Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Middleton, Greater Manchester. In particular, it’s located in our state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre.

The building is one of the most sought-after places for trades-based training in the region – featuring 6,500 square-metres of the newest and most cutting edge equipment.

Our Carpentry and Joinery workshops are amongst the most impressive parts of the facility, giving you access to all the tools, machinery and equipment needed to take your first steps in this timeless trade.

Under the guidance of our expert tutors who have worked in the industry themselves, you’ll develop the basic knowledge and hand skills required to gain a firm grounding in the sector.

Ultimately, you’ll become comfortable in a busy hands-on environment and finish the course feeling confident in your ability to progress to the next level of study.Qualifications.

*This course is taught at our Middleton Campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Carpentry and Joinery.

The following topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to progress onto the next level of study:

  • Principles of Building Construction
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course. However, the carpentry and joinery workshop is designed to replicate a workplace environment and will allow you to feel comfortable in a professional setting.


Following completion of the course, you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 qualification.

You will also be able to pursue alternative opportunities if you prefer, including an apprenticeship or a traineeship.

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