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Construction is everywhere. From housing and shopping centres, to roads, bridges and even national landmarks, it is at the centre of our ever-growing infrastructure, and you can be a part of it. Construction is a lot more than just building, you are building homes for families, schools for children, hospitals for your community, and constantly improving and upgrading them as the industry develops.

Course Information

  • Levels available Entry/1/2
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref CARPENTRY
  • Location Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

From learning how to carry out first and second fixing operations to gaining knowledge of building methods and construction technology, you will learn the ins and outs of the wider industry, preparing you for employment. Work experience will play a vital role, giving you the opportunities for developing your skills in real life situations. Learning from experienced lecturers, you will benefit from visiting industry professionals, receive personal one-to-one tutorials and participate in project work where you will take on different roles.

If you study the Entry Level 3, you will gain skills and knowledge of all areas of construction, including bricklaying, painting & decorating and carpentry, in order to enable you to find your specialism for further study.

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What's next?

At the end of your course you will have gained enough valuable work experience and industry contacts to kick off your career in the industry. If you have ever thought about starting your own carpentry business, you could also continue your studies, developing your skill set in the construction trade.

Is it for me?

Do you prefer working with your hands rather than sat at a desk all day? There’s no denying that a career in this industry is primarily physical however, there are excellent progression opportunities within management and leadership too. You must be a logical thinker, a good problem solver and a team player. health and safety is extremely important in the carpentry trade, so you must remain professional at all times.

You could also start out on construction multi-skills Entry Level 3 to progress to this course.

Carpentry Level 1 is the vocational element of a study programme which includes English, Math and work experience for students who would like to eventually work as Carpenters or Joiners in the construction industry.

The level 1 is based around the Joinery element which involves the knowledge and skills required to make joinery items such as Windows, Doors, Frames, Linings, Staircases and kitchen units.

The course is delivered in specialist industrial workshops for each trade and computer /classrooms for theory units by professionally qualified staff with current construction knowledge and skills.

Course units:

  • Health, safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Quantities and communication
  • Construction technology
  • Woodworking joints
  • Carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Portable power tools

Entry Requirements
You are on track to study at Level 1. You require a GCSE grade 3 in English or Maths.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

Carpentry Level 2 is the vocational element of a study programme which includes English and Math for students who would like to eventually work as Carpenters or Joiners in the construction industry.

The course is based around the site carpentry element which involves the knowledge and skills required to install items such as Windows, Doors, Frames, Linings, Staircases, kitchen units, floors, partition walls and roofs.

The course is delivered in specialist industrial workshops for each trade and computer /class rooms for theory units by professionally qualified staff with current construction knowledge and skills.

Course units include:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understand information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Carry out first fixing operations
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out structural carcassing operations
  • Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work

Entry Requirements
You require GCSE grades at C/4 or above in English and Maths.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

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