Accessibility links

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry at Sheppey College

Course description

This course is perfect for those looking to start in the site carpenter or bench joiner trades. You will learn how to handle and store materials, use specialist tools, and basic wood joining techniques.

Course content

Handling and storing resources, contributing to work relationships, contributing to providing working platforms, preparing and using portable power tools, preparing and using woodworking hand tools, using basic wood joining techniques and functional skills.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade E-G (2 or 1) including - Functional Skills English and maths Entry 3 or GCSE Grade 1 or 2


Criteria-based course with six units, knowledge test after each unit and a final multiple choice test. Practical skills are assessed through 11 projects plus one 18 hour timed task.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the Level 2 Site Carpentry course.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for more information about this process.

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: 05 February 2019
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: S00113/1/1-110
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 20

Contact details