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Qualification Overview 

The Level 1 qualification provide learners with a range of carpentry and joinery skills and knowledge. Learners will also develop an understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the construction industry. 


The qualification is vocationally based and as such, offer the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge in carpentry and joinery and will provide learners with a good introduction to a particular trade within the construction sector to enable them to progress to the next level. The qualification will support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in the construction sector. The qualification is for: learners who wish to gain a good introduction to a specific trade in the construction sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector.

Units Covered in This Qualification

  • Construction Health and Safety

  • Skills for Carpentry and Joinery

  • Further Skills for Carpentry and Joinery

  • Preparing and Using Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

  • Handle, Move and Store Resources

  • Personal Wellbeing in Construction

  • Cost Calculations

  • Construction Multiskills

  • Construction Principles


Achievement of this qualifications confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Progress directly into employment

  • Progress into further learning at a higher level

  • Diploma Level 2

  • NVQ Level 2 and 3

Level 1
Carpentry Tutor
Jack Hutchinson
Construction Teaching Assistant
Jordan Webb