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Course Code: NFVCO131

Course Level: Level 1

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Craft your career with our Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery. Learn essential skills in woodworking, joinery techniques, and construction principles. Through practical workshops and theoretical instruction, you will gain hands-on experience in crafting structures and fittings. This comprehensive program prepares you for entry-level roles in the construction industry or further studies in carpentry and joinery. Join us to unlock your potential in this rewarding field.

This comprehensive course offers an excellent introduction to the field of Carpentry and Joinery while equipping you with essential general construction skills. Throughout this program, you will develop your practical, knowledge and skillset in Carpentry and Joinery.

Key Course Components:Practical Skills Development: A significant portion of your course time will be dedicated to honing your practical skills through a variety of hands-on projects conducted in our well-equipped workshops

Classroom and Computer-Based Learning: Alongside practical training, you'll engage in classroom-based sessions and utilize computer-based resources to deepen your understanding of the tools, materials, and technologies essential to the Construction trade.

Work Experience Opportunities: You are required to complete 24hrs of valuable work experience as an integral part of the course to further enhancing your readiness for the industry.

- Industry Exposure: To provide you with real-world insights, the course includes visits to construction companies, allowing you to gain first-hand knowledge of construction practices in diverse settings.

In summary, this course not only gives you the fundamental skills and knowledge required for employment ion the Carpentry and Joinery trade, but also ensures a well-rounded education that opens doors to higher education, employment, or apprenticeship opportunities in the construction sector.

You will need a grade 2 in English and maths at GCSE level.

You will be assessed by the use of practical assessments and assignments that will form part of a portfolio of your work. You will also complete practical and theory tests at the end of your training course.

To find out more, please contact Wayne Cotton, Curriculum Leader, on 01782 254208.

Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery full time course, you'll also have the opportunity to advance to a Level 2 Apprenticeship standard in Wood Occupations at NSCG College or opt for a Traineeship with another provider. The apprenticeship is a standard which incorporates a diverse array of knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary to excel in your profession and successfully complete the end point assessment.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


Pass rate


to Level 2