York College


This course is designed for candidates who want to make the first steps to work in the Construction industry or expand on existing practical and theory skills and knowledge. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for their chosen discipline.

It covers a number of skills which include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Construction Principles
  • Synoptic practical assessments
  • Theory/underpinning knowledge

Some level 1 qualifications will start with an introductory course to build your basic skills.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills – Carpentry/Joinery and/or an interest in the Carpentry/Joinery industry and/or developing some home DIY skills.

  • Outstanding commitment & enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Outstanding Attendance & Punctuality

Dates and Times

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Course Content

Level 1

A combination of the following:

  • 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

Teaching Method(s)

This course will consist of a mixture of Practical and Theory lessons. Your experienced tutors will deliver both the practical skill and the underpinning knowledge to ensure you build confidence and understanding in your chosen discipline.

Exams and Assessments

The Diploma is assessed using both practical and online multi-choice tests.


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be fully qualified after this qualification?

No you will need to be employed in the industry as an apprentice and complete a Level 2 NVQ Diploma or convert an existing Level 2 Diploma to an NVQ via the completion of an on-site portfolio. This will then need to be monitored and assessed from one of our tutors/assessors.


On completion of the Diploma, students can progress onto the next level where appropriate.

Course Fees

£0 - £2583.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.


Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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