This course is suitable for young learners with no previous experience in carpentry. On this course you will learn by practical application in our fully equipped workshops supported by the theory required to help develop your skills and understanding in this trade. There is a huge demand in industry for fully qualified carpenters in roles such as joiners, site carpenters 1st & 2nd fix, cabinet makers, scenic carpenters on film sets, framers and shuttering carpenters.
Subjects you will study include:
Unit 201 Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
Unit 101 Principles of building construction, information & communication
Unit 113 Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
Unit 114 Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery power tools
Unit 115 Produce woodworking joints
What are the entry requirements?
You will need English and Maths skills at Entry 3. 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. 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 through practical and classroom sessions to ensure you learn the necessary underpinning knowledge required to achieve your qualification.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through demonstration of your practical skills and an external online assessment.
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 Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
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. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.