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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop the basic Carpentry and Joinery skills you need to kick start your career in the industry. You will study core units in Carpentry and Joinery including: Health and safety; construction technology; how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery tools; how to prepare and use portable tools; and how to produce woodwork joints.


What Does The Programme Include

You will complete work books and assignments using online resources. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects with New College Stamford.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grades 3/​D or above. You will also be required to pass an initial assessment aptitude test.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Each unit has a multiple choice core test, as well a practical synoptic test in the workshop. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice to enable you to be successful in the actual assessments.

Additional Information

You will be required to supply your own full length work trousers and safety footwear for the workshop, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 or to job roles such as a Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice.

Course Content

You will study core units in Carpentary and Joinery including:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints


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