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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (Pre-apprenticeship)

This Pre-apprenticeship allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required to prepare you for a job in carpentry and joinery.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

On this Pre-apprenticeship you will learn a variety of skills such as joinery manufacturing and site carpentry. The work is varied and you could progress to work for a joinery company, site carpentry firm or a small building company.

What is a Pre-Apprenticeships (also known as a Study Programmes)
A pre-apprenticeship is a course designed for 16-18 year olds who want to progress onto an
apprenticeship but don’t feel quite ready. A Pre-Apprenticeship will help you develop essential skills, gain industry-specific knowledge, and become more employable.

When does the course start?

September 2024

What does the course cover?

This Pre-apprenticeship covers:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

You will learn how to:

  • carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • carry out second fixing operations
  • carry out carpentry maintenance
  • set up and operate a circular saw


Will I receive an allowance?

Yes, you will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week. 

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

What are the entry requirements?

You must achieve or have achieved a GCSE Grade 2 or above in maths and English. 

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH