This one-year full-time intermediate award is aimed at those aspiring to work as a carpenter or joiner in the Construction Industry. It is the second step on the ladder to qualified status providing you the opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, personal and practical skills that can be put to use in the field of carpentry and joinery.
You need to have a Wood Occupations Level 1 NVQ, or the City & Guilds Basic Construction Skills Certificate in Carpentry.
The programme is both practical and theoretical, and all students will be required to produce a portfolio of written, photographic and computer generated evidence. All students complete Key Skills units in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology as an integral part of their overall programme.
From time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt in 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.
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 and theory tests. This assessed work will be judged in accordance with the requirements set down by City & Guilds.
Successful completion of the Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma leads to further study at Level 3.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*