Who is the course for?
This course is for those that like working with timber and creating things with a ‘hands on approach’. It is suitable for students who are looking to earn while they learn and for students who are passionate about choosing wood occupations as a career.
What does the course involve?
The course will:
- Teach you to become a safe worker
- Help you to make the most of this wonderful material
- Develop your hand skills and how to care and use the hand tools of the trade
- Develop understanding, care and use of power tools
- Show you the wider techniques of working with timber
- Give you a greater understanding of the building trades.
What makes this course special?
- Purpose built and fully equipped workshop
- Dedicated and qualified teaching team with a wealth of experience
- Links with joinery and building companies
- Additional qualifications or experience gained
- Opportunities to develop transferable skills
- Learn both practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.
- Students must be in a trade related employment and cover the relevant carpentry knowledge criteria for the awarding body
- This will be day release
- Will have a managing agent
- Students will have to find their own placement.
- Be employed as a carpenter.
- Successful interview.
- Pass the CITB entrance exam.
- Will need the CSCS apprentice card.
What are the assessment methods?
- Written examination.
- Practical assessment.
- Written coursework.
- Periodic reviews in both College & the workplace.
How long is the course?
- Two years.
- One day per week plus additional time for Functional skills if required.
What are the College attendance requirements?
Six hours a week per year with some self-study time.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
- Course materials.
- May need to think about buying their own toolkit.
What are the progression options?
- Further study opportunities (courses/degrees etc.)
- Employment options/careers.