Building Trades | Carpentry & Joinery City & Guilds Certificate Level 1 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0262-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Carpentry & Joinery) Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Roof joists

This fun and exciting course carpentry and joinery qualification will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge that employers are looking for.

Through project work, assignments and site visits, our industry-experienced teachers will help you develop confidence, as well as skills such as customer service and an understanding of the construction industry, including environmental issues.

Our facilities simulate real-work environments which will help prepare you for your future career.

Start dates

September 2021 Apply

Entry requirements

To enter this course, you need at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not have the required entry grades for this course you may be interested in an Inclusion Pathfinders course.

Entry requirements

Course content

Topics studied on this course include:
  • Health and safety
  • Mortise and tenon joints
  • Bridle joints
  • Haunched mortise and tenon joints

Why this course at the MET?

  • Newly refurbished workshops
  • Facilities simulate real workplaces
  • Professional tools and machinery
  • Industry-experienced staff
  • High tech classrooms
  • Excellent links with employers


Starting with the basics, students develop the skills required in order to complete assessed pieces throughout the year.

There may be the opportunity for those who complete the training on time to design and make a small item before starting their assessment. Assignments are set to prepare students for multiple choice theory exams, which will be spread out over the year.


Further study

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice

Future careers

  • SIte carpenter
  • Apprentice
  • Self-employed builder
  • Residential/domestic carpenter
  • Commercial premises carpenter
  • Foreman
Further study

Open events

Register for our virtual open events to find out more about studying at the MET and hear from our teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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