Carpentry and Joinery | City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills 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 FE0262-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This qualification is for candidates wishing to gain an understanding of and some practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry.

Studying carpentry and joinery at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will give you the skills, confidence and underpinning knowledge to progress on to one of our higher level courses.

This vocational course is the perfect starting point for a career in carpentry and joinery. You will gain an understanding of construction in a wider context and learn the vital skills needed to become a carpenter or joiner.

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 teachers aim to provide a fun and exciting course that will give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed as a carpenter or joiner, as well as an understanding of the construction sector.


This course includes the core units of building principles and health & safety, followed by carpentry & joinery units.

There will be an emphasis on practical activities, including practical project work in the local community, backed up with some theory work.

English and Maths are taught alongside your trade qualification.

Entry requirements

For Level 1 you are required to have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths, although you will be able to complete English and maths alongside your course if necessary.

Level 1 and Level 2 are both 1 year courses.

Your next steps...

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this Level 2 course you will be able to progress on to further study, start an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Future careers :

  • 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.