Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Construction Skills (Carpentry)

Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Construction Skills (Carpentry)

Course Code: L1COCA Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Aldershot Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    
Aldershot College

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About the course

Are you looking to become a carpenter? If so, this course is an ideal stepping stone to your dream career. You will work with a range of tools and perfect techniques to produce work to a professional standard. On completion of the course, you will feel prepared for a more advanced training programme or to start work as an apprentice.

  • Learn in our purpose-built construction college in Aldershot
  • Our lecturers have lots of useful experience to share with you
  • We have strong links with employers for Apprenticeships
  • You will have the opportunity to take in challenging local and national competition, including SkillBuild

Carpenters construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks. They also cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres. This makes it both a hands-on and creative subject to study.

Who is this programme for?

This course is for school leavers who would like to gain experience and understanding of the construction industry.


Students must purchase protective work wear and safety footwear in order to comply with health & safety requirements. Financial assistance may be available to help with the cost. Click here to find out more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

How will I be taught?

Candidates will be taught using a mixture of theory and practical lessons. All practical lessons will take place in our purpose-built workshops under the instruction of staff with extensive industry experience.

What modules are covered?

The qualification comprises of the following units:

  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Introduction to health & safety in construction
  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirting’s
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Work experience (two weeks)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through exams and practical assessments.

Your future

What Next?

The majority of our Level 1 students choose to continue their education with us and either progress to the Level 2 C&G Diploma in Carpentry or to the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.  Students that choose not to continue with us may find employment in entry level construction jobs.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades 9-2
  • To include English or maths GCSEs at grades 9-2

From College

  • Entry level 3 qualification in English and maths

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Course Enquiry

Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.



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