Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Careers, Not Just Courses.

In 2019, 100% of our construction and joinery students passed their qualification.

This course is a great starting point for developing your carpentry and joinery skills. You can begin this course straight after leaving school and get your career in the industry off to a great start.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time, 1 year course running over 3 days per week.
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers. Adult learners are welcome to apply.

Your future

Learners may wish to progress onto a Level 2 Joinery course. Or begin a career in the industry with the underpinning knowledge gained on this course.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE at Grade D/3 or above, plus an initial assessment at interview.

Why choose BMC?

Whilst at BMC you will benefit from a close-knit student community. Brooksby Melton College is a smaller college, so you will get more face to face contact time with your tutor. This ensures that all of our students feel like an individual when they are studying with us.


  • Principles of building construction, information and communication.
  • Maintenance of carpentry and joinery hand tools.
  • Preparing to use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
  • Producing woodworking joints.
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction.

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

Example of work completed by BMC Joinery students:

Leicester Tigers Rugby Programme

If you are a keen rugby player you will have the opportunity to train with Leicester Tigers community coaches throughout your course.

If you are interested in pursuing this pathway alongside your qualification, click here to find out more. 

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