York College

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

Entry Requirements

You should be interested in the Carpentry/Joinery industry and/or developing some home DIY skills, then this is the starting point.

  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Outstanding commitment & enthusiasm
  • Interest in learning a new skill

Dates and Times

17th September 2019 - 27th November 2019

3rd December 2019 - 19th February 2020

3rd March 2020 - 20th May 2020

Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Course Content

A combination of the following;

  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Introduction to Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
  • Introduction to Constructing angled halving joints
  • Introduction to Constructing bridle joints
  • Introduction to Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
  • Introduction to Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints
  • Introduction to Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Introduction to Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Introduction to Fitting locks and latches

Exams and Assessments

Practical and Theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements.


City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Construction Skills

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 successful completion of this course students can progress onto a Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills – Carpentry/Joinery.

Course Fees

£0 - £585.

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 have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at 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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