This course is aimed at school leavers who wish to learn the fundamentals of carpentry and joinery. It acts as a building block for the next level of learning and can ultimately lead to a job role in the Construction industry.
No formal qualifications are necessary, although an aptitude for practical work is desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview to discuss the programme and their career aspirations.
You will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
• Health, safety and welfare
• Technical information, quantities and communication
• Knowledge of construction technology
You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
• Producing woodworking joints
• Maintain and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
We offer a residential week and various activity days, in addition to College-wide trips, sports and visits.
During the course students are assessed with practical tests in the workshop. From time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt within the workshops are then applied to real working situations to enable these projects to be completed. Students are expected to take an active part in this process if required.
Successful completion of this Certificate leads to further study on a Level 2 Diploma.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*