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.
To join this course, you will need GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above in both English and Maths.
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.