Joinery Level 1 Diploma

21737W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 05/09/2022
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you are interested in the construction industry, an exciting and rewarding career in joinery may be just for you. You will gain the skills to become sought after craftspeople with excellent employment prospects. Hands-on experience, under the supervision of industry and education professionals, will equip you with the skills to succeed. . There is a shortage of skilled joiners in the construction industry. Site Carpentry requires a high degree of skill and accuracy. The ability to install joinery products to a high standard is much sought after.

What will I study?

This course consists of practical tasks with theoretical study. You will study for two to three days a week. You will cover all aspects of Joinery including carrying out safe working practices in construction, knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, produce basic woodworking joints, prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be a mixture of practical and theory. Theory will be tested with online end of unit examinations.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-2 or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

This can lead to a Level 2 Technical in Carpentry and Joinery. The course can lead to opportunities in construction companies. Experienced Joiners can expect to earn over £30,000 a year.

Other Information

You will need a basic kit, overalls and safety boots. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee


Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.


Building and Construction Mechanical Mathematics Production and Processing Engineering and Technology Design Public Safety and Security Law and Government


Speaking Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Learning Learning Strategies Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension
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