Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

Join us for this Level 1 Carpentry course as we give you the perfect introduction to the world of carpentry. We'll tell you more about the industry, the types of environments that carpenters work in, and show you a range of tools and skills you'll need for a career as a carpenter.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 1

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 13202 12/09/22 30/06/23

What will I study?

During the course you will gain an insight into the varied environments that carpenters can work in. You will be able to learn some of the fundamental techniques that are used in the industry and practise them in our purpose built carpentry workshop. You will learn about the basic hand tools used in the trade, you will practise using power tools to cut and sand wood, and also learn how to make wood joints. English and maths is an important part of this course

During this one-year course you will cover topics such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Maintaining hand tools
  • Preparing and using power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

No Formal Entry Criteria.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 10% and 30% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What can I do after completing this course?

There are many exciting options following this course including work-based qualifications and Apprenticeships or progress to the Level 2 Carpentry course.

With additional training you can start your career as a Carpentry apprentice, a Carpenter, a Bench joiner, a Site manager, or a Property developer

Are there any extra costs?

A range of specified PPE and a basic kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £150.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.

Studying Carpentry and Joinery at East Sussex College Hastings