This carpentry and joinery course is for you if you want to learn the basic skills required in this specialist trade to enable you to seek a job in the industry. At this level, you do not need experience, just enthusiasm and commitment to learn and undertake a range of small projects.
What will I learn?
You will develop the skills employers in industry are looking for such as technical and practical skills, problem solving, numeracy, literacy, team working and communication.
- Using Hand and Power Tools
- Constructing Basic Joints
- Health and Safety
- Contributing to the Workplace
How will I be assessed?
Progress and achievement is recorded throughout the year via practical assessments, theory assessments, external tests and a practical synoptic assignment.
2 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above or a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and/or Maths qualification. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion, you may proceed onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry. You will be able to find employment in the Carpentry and Joinery Industry as, for example, a joiner, carpenter's mate or in the Performing Arts industry working on sets and stagecraft.
A course contribution fee of £50.00 will apply, this contributes towards an external trade-related trip, course textbook and course administration. You will also be required to supply your own safety boots and overalls.