Construction/joinery - C&G level 1 Certificate: Supported Learning - woodwork


Construction/joinery - C&G level 1 Certificate: Supported Learning - woodwork

About the course

This course is designed for people who are interested in developing basic woodworking and furniture-making skills, and who want to pursue a career in that field.

It is particularly aimed at students who have completed an Entry level course at City & Islington College and have more of a practical than academic interest and ability.


Proven record of safe and responsible behaviour and successful completion of a practical pathway at Entry Level 3.

You will develop practical skills in a range of woodwork and furniture making techniques. You will carry out theory lessons in a classroom and practical activities in a professional workshop environment within the college.  You will also develop your Maths, English and ICT skills. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience.

You will be assessed by coursework, a portfolio of work, and your efforts during your work placement. If you complete all parts of the course successfully you will achieve a City & Guilds Certificate in Basic Construction (Woodworking), Functional Skills Maths, Functional Skills English and an Award in IT User skills


You can go straight onto the Level 2 Woodwork & Furniture-making course or progress to paid or supported employment. You may also continue into other work-based training.

My marking out and drawing have improved massively, and my hand tool confidence is at an all time high

Joshua Westcott

Joshua Westcott

Studying: Construction and Joinery City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate

“I enjoy studying this course because it’s fun you get to make things. The guidelines and criterion set by City and Guilds are very exact. My marking out and drawing have improved massively, and my hand tool confidence is at an all time high. On the course I have cut a range of different joints and my dovetail joints are much better than I thought I could ever do.

“I have used power tools including drill, dust extractors and biscuit jointer. I’ve also learnt to set up machines like the band saw and woodturning lathe to be within safety guidelines, and I feel confident.

“I’ve learned loads about finishing the surface including sanding, sealing and oiling my furniture, and I’ve done modern and traditional veneering.

“I’m looking forward to doing the City and Guilds Level 2.”

Course information

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10 September 2018

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Course level
Level 1
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Health, Social and Child Care
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