Carpentry and Joinery | City & Guilds Diploma Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0098-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Studying Carpentry and Joinery at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and underpinning knowledge to progress on to one of our Level 2 courses. This vocational course is will give you an understanding of construction in a wider context, as well as introducing the basics of carpentry. You will learn key practical skills in producing woodworking joints, maintaining and using hand tools and preparing and using portable power tools. Our newly built construction centre provides industry-standard facilities where you can learn the vital skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry. Our industry expert tutors will help you achieve the confidence and knowledge to succeed as a carpenter or joiner, as well as an understanding of the construction sector.


Course Units

  • Health and safety in construction trades
  • Working and communicating effectively in construction trades
  • Constructing woodworking joints
  • Fitting architrave and skirting
  • Fitting ironmongery to an internal door
  • English and Maths are taught alongside your trade qualification

Entry requirements

To start at Level 1 you should have at least At least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths. If you do not have these grades, you can start on our Construction Foundation course and then progress to this level. Contact us if you are unsure which Level to apply for.

Your next steps...

Upon successful completion of this Level 1 course you will be able to progress on to one of the following courses: Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Architectural Joinery Future careers If you choose to stay with us for the whole of our carpentry and joinery programme at Brighton MET, then there is a wealth of career paths that you could take. Here are a few examples: Residential or domestic carpenters: specialise in new builds; renovation extensions and loft conversions. Commercial carpenters: build and remodel commercial and public buildings such as offices, hospitals and shopping malls. Industrial carpenters: work on civil engineering projects and in industrial settings; create and set forms for pouring concrete; build tunnel bracing; partitions and concrete forms for tunnels; bridges; dams; power plants or sewers. Bench joiners: work in static workshops; create jointed pieces of carpentry; paying close attention to detail and following technical drawings and plans.