This course is for you if you have completed Level 1 in Carpentry or you are currently employed in the construction industry and wish to gain a recognised industry qualification. The Level 2 is more advanced and you will be required to work on your own initiative to complete a range of tasks with minimum supervision. This course will help to develop the skills employers in the industry are looking for in their workforce such as communication, problem solving and team working.
You must complete a number of units, gaining practical skills & theoretical knowledge specific to the trade:
*Unit 201: Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction
*Unit 202: Principles of Building Construction, Information & communication
*Unit 207: Carry Out First Fix Flooring & Roofing
*Unit 208: Carry Out First Fix frames, Partitions & Stairs
*Unit 210: Carry Out Maintenance
*Unit 211: Set Up and Operate a Circular Saw
What are the entry requirements?
You will require GCSE A to C in maths and English or an equivalent Level 2 functional skills qualification. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.
How is the course taught?
You will be taught practical sessions in fully equipped workshops. Theory session will be delivered in the classroom using a range of teaching tools and techniques
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through assignments, online tests and practical tasks
The application process
You can apply online through our website or phone us on 020 8208 5050 and request an application form. Application forms are also available from our Kings Cross Centre. You will be required to attend an interview with the Course Team Leader as part of the application process and they will be able to answer any questions you have about the course and the College. You may also be required to undertake an initial assessment in English and maths to support your application. If you do need to undertake an assessment please do not worry; it is not a test and therefore you can’t fail it. The assessment simply provides us with an indication of your current level of English and maths which helps us to make sure you are on the right course at the right level. Once you have had your interview you will usually receive an offer which is our commitment to you studying at the College. If your offer is conditional based on you achieving specific qualifications we would need to see copies of these before we are able to complete your enrolment.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities, please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Student Finance and Welfare Team on 0208 208 5050.
What facilities and resources are available?
The Kings Cross Centre is a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross St. Pancras station and the range of local food outlets in this area. A range of snacks are available through vending machines. The college has two LRCs (Learning Resource Centres) available at our Willesden and Wembley Centres. Access to resources from these LRCs are available on request at the Kings Cross Centre.
What else should I know?
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Taking part gives you the opportunity to display your skills, build confidence and meet employers from industry looking for new recruits. Every year our students bring back a range of trophies and medals. Please check with your tutor as courses must be at a certain level to enter