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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

This Study Programme allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required to prepare you for a job in carpentry and joinery.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

On this Study Programme you will learn a variety of skills such as joinery manufacturing and site carpentry. The work is varied and you could progress to work for a joinery company, site carpentry firm or a small building company.

When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

This study Programme covers:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw


Will I receive an allowance?

Yes, you will receive an allowance of up to £50 per week. There may be additional bursaries that you can apply for.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have achieved a GCSE Grade 2 and a minimum of Entry 3 in maths and English when completing the initial assessment upon enrolment.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH