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Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery at Leeds City College

Course description

This programme is ideal for school leavers who want to become skilled crafts people.

The course develops your knowledge and skills in college rather than in a working environment. You will learn by a series of practical exercises in well-equipped workshops, backed up by relevant classroom theory. This includes learning all aspects of basic woodwork including the use of hand and power tools and the preparation and assembly of joinery products.

You will also undertake qualifications in personal and social development and functional skills.

Course content

You will cover the following units:

Carry out safe working practices in construction

Information, quantities and communicating with others

Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

Knowledge of basic woodworking joints – produce basic woodworking joints

Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools

Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

Construct an external inspection hatch


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but applicants will have to demonstrate a commitment to learning. You must also be able to work safely in a construction environment.

You will be required to attend College for an interview and undertake a skills assessments to assess your suitability for the course. Students are required to provide their own safety footwear.

If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.


Your progress is assessed throughout the year. You will develop a variety of construction skills which will be tested by practical demonstration of your competence throughout the course.

There is no test or exam in year 1.

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Level 2 in Carpentry & Joinery.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 April 2018
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