Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Full-time (FJOI)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC530
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Bench joinery is the preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components while site carpentry focuses on the installation of the joinery components and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction. Learn how to work with wood and become a professional carpenter as you find out how to build floors, roofs, doors and stairs.

Level 1 introduces you to carpentry and joinery skills and allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.


To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.


  • Introduction to health and safety in construction


  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches

How will it be delivered?

Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this qualification means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English or successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.

Your next steps...

Sucessful completion of level 1 could lead to onto a Level 2 study programme in site joinery. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.