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This Level 1 course will teach you essential skills to prepare you for further training within the construction environment. You will learn about Health and Safety and the units listed below will help you to begin your journey towards employment within the construction industry or further study to enhance your employability.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Principles of building construction, information and communication
    • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
    • Prepare and use six carpentry and joinery portable power tools
    • Produce woodworking joints
    • Health, safety and welfare in construction

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in building and construction and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in Carpentry and Joinery.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Practical task
    • Assignments
    • On-line multi-choice exams
  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied
    • Know how to interpret and produce relevant information from drawings, specifications and Work instructions including The basic principles of Computer Aided design (CAD)
    • how to carry out first fixing work.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • identify and Apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations
    • carry out first fixing Work including Install timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, Install straight flights of stairs and erect timber stud partitions
    • carry out second fixing Work including Install service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation
    • working effectively: undertake The Work in a reliable and productive manner
    • Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to Work instructions.
  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    On successful achievement of this qualification you can progress onto the Level 2 site carpentry course.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Four GCSEs at Grade 2 [E] or above including English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Entry Level 3.

  • Admissions Process

    Your application is very important to us and we are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible experience.

    We will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements.

    If your application suggests that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text.