Carpentry & Joinery City & Guilds Diploma Level 1
This course is a practical, hands-on course that will teach you the foundations of carpentry and joinery and allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team, and outstanding attendance and punctuality.
A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2 or above including English or Maths and either English or Maths at grade 3.
What will I study?
- Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
- Maintain and Use Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools
- Prepare and Use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
- Produce Woodworking Joints
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
You will require the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) of safety boots, trousers and College logo polo shirt. For further information please ask our tutors at our open events and guidance discussions.
Method of delivery
This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum delivery to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.
How will I be assessed?
Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements. This will be a mixture of online externally set and marked examinations and practical synoptic assessments.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion of the Diploma, you can progress on to the next level where appropriate or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher-level courses in construction.
“I chose this course because I knew I would enjoy the practical aspects and learning new skills. York College was definitely the best choice for me in the area. My College experience has been really good so far and my tutors are great.”