This Level 2 Carpentry 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, with the other 4 working on site collecting evidence for their NVQ diploma.
This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.
What qualification will I gain?
CITB Construction Skills Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)
Minimum GCSE grade 3 in Mathematics and English supported by two at grade 2, 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