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Carpentry & Joinery: Level 1 Diploma

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Course information

Course Summary

There will be a combination of practical and theory sessions, which will enable you to gain good practical skills with underpinning job knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery.

Course Code:N2004
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Award:NOCN Cskills Awards - Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry
Awarded by:NOCN Cskills Awards
Course Length

34 weeks

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

There will be a combination of practical and theory sessions which will enable you to gain good practical skills with underpinning job knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery. Carpentry and Joinery is one of the most rewarding trades. A great deal of the work produced involves you using hand tools to work raw timber, creating something with little resemblance to the tree it came from. 

Mandatory Units:

  • Construction Health & Safety
  • Further Skills for Carpentry & Joinery
  • Skills for Carpentry & Joinery

Optional Units May Include:

  • Construction Community Project
  • Construction Multi-skills
  • Construction Principles
  • Cost Calculations
  • Employment in the Construction Industry
  • Environmental Awareness and Sustainability in Construction
  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment or Working Platforms
  • Handle, Move and Store Resources
  • Modern Technologies in the Construction Industry
  • Preparing and Using Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Personal Skills in the Construction Industry
  • Personal Wellbeing in Construction
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry
  • Repair and Maintain Plasterwork
  • The Construction Industry

Functional Skills in Numeracy & Literacy are included in the Full Time programme along with both group, one to one tutorials, work experience and enrichment activities. This course is full-time. You will be given details of course materials, stationery and the health and safety equipment you will require when you enrol on the programme.

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,095

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Essential Personal Protective Equipment: Students are required to provide steel toe-capped boots and overalls for practical work - approximately £51.

Entry Requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths, and a satisfactory reference from your school.

Your Next Steps

Upon completion of the programme you will progress to the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Diploma.

Potential career routes in the Brickwork industry:

  • Building suppliers
  • Cabinet making
  • Finishing carpentry
  • Joinery shop
  • Maintenance carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Site carpentry
  • Start your own business
  • Timber yard worker
  • Work for a small or large construction business
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021