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Level 1

OCN L1 Dip Carpentry & Joinery


The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is an ideal entry course to introduce you to the carpentry and joinery sector and develop your hand techniques. The trade is suited to those who are practically minded, hands- on and are interested in training with wood-working techniques, materials and methods used in the industry.

You will be learning in our workshops to help you develop your skills. This includes training with handheld tools, including handsaws, planes and chisels, and portable power tools, such as power drills, power saws, planers and routers and power sanders. As you develop your confidence and abilities with these tools you will mark out and produce woodworking joints and frames.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

You can find out more by visiting the City & Guilds website –

Please note that whilst we are planning to run the required modules in the academic year 2021/22, there may be changes to the curriculum in response to COVID-19 or updates from the awarding bodies.


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

A positive attitude, ability to follow instructions and enthusiasm to use hand tools to complete practical-focused tasks. Your progress will be reviewed regularly throughout the year.

The course runs 2 evenings per week 6pm-9pm – generally Monday & Tuesday (days to be confirmed at interview).


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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