The course is divided between work and college, with the majority of time spent at work. Whilst at college there is a mixture of practical and theory lessons. Students will learn how to carry out work safely, relay information, calculate quantities, communicate with others and about building methods and construction technology used. They will learn how to carry out first fixing, second fixing, erect structural carcassing, carry out maintenance and how to set up and operate a circular saw.
Learners will also undertake separate courses covering topics such as Employers Rights & responsibilities and key skills. The learners will be taught by highly qualified tutors with years of trade experience in well equipped workshops. The programme runs for 1 day a week, the other 4 working on site collecting evidence for NVQ diploma.
What qualification will I gain?
CITB Construction Skills Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)
Minimum GCSE grade D in mathematics and English supported by two grade Es, one preferably in science, employment in construction training as a carpenter. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent.
What progression options will I have?
Employment within the construction industry as a carpenter, level 3 NVQ Diploma in carpentry.
What costs are involved?
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650
Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £105
Other Costs (payable by all students): £25 Material fee contribution
This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.
How will I be assessed?
Portfolio, unit end tests, online exam and synoptic practical test, onsite assessment over a 2 year period