C-Skills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your Carpentry Skills from a basic level. You will also further your knowledge in Literacy and Numeracy.  In addition there is a further unit of learning Personal Social Development (PSD).

Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:

  • Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.

  • Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.

  • Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.

  • Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.

  • A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.

  • Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.



Course Content and Job Skills

Course Content
Modules studied include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Access Equipment used on construction sites
  • Manual handling
  • The use of a variety of hand tools that allow you to produce a range of joints and products.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at Grade E/2 or above, or successful completion of the BTEC Level 1 Diploma Award are required, together with a successful interview. A reference from a current course tutor or school will be required, with excellent behaviour and punctuality reports.


This course is for anyone who is interested in a career in the Carpentry Industry and meets the entry requirements


1 year, 3 days per week - 15 hours in total


Successful completion of  ALL the course framework will allow you the opportunity to progress on to a higher level of course and also offers excellent training opportunities to assist in working towards a career in the Construction Industry.

Additional Information

Students must provide their own Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment

Start date
Main Enrolment September; however opportunities to enrol may be available at other times of the year. Contact Admissions on 020 8544 4501


For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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