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Carpentry, City & Guilds
What will I do on this course?
This Level 1 Carpentry course is the perfect introduction to carpentry and could be your first step into the industry. You’ll cover a range of topics, including how to work safely in the construction industry, building methods and construction technology; basic woodworking joints; using and looking after woodworking hand tools; preparing and using portable power tools; and information, quantities and communication in a construction environment.
You’ll also develop your employability skills through dedicated sessions to teach you the qualities that employers are looking for. We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to increase your chances of securing a job in the industry.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical tests, an assignment, a portfolio of work, and online multiple choice tests.
What could I do after this course?
You could get a job as a carpenter or increase your skills and unlock higher-paying roles by progressing to the Level 2 qualification in carpentry or an apprenticeship.
A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview.
Occupations related to Carpentry, City & Guilds
Carpenter or joiner
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.
Employment in region: 3,335 positions
What Our Students Say
Brandon Harvey, Plumbing
“The lecturers are great and help you learn at your own speed”
Former school: Priory Community School
What next? Progress on to Level 3.