Construction and the Built Environment

Summary of course

The course introduces you to carpentry and joinery skills. It allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.

Working closely with our Art department you will develop your design and build skills to produce theatre and film sets used in local and national productions.

The course covers the following skills:

  • Producing basic woodworking joints used in construction and set design
  • Safely using various hand and power tools

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use six carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

  • Practical assessments
  • Multiple choice tests

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for you if you wish to learn some skills in carpentry and joinery, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman and gain a Level 1 qualification.

Progression and Career Opportunities

On successful achievement of this qualification you can progress onto the Level 2 carpentry and joinery.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade E[2] or above including English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Entry Level 3.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students are expected to come to College every day with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

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Ollie Jashanica

Ollie Jashanica

Persistence paid off for Level 2 carpentry and joinery student Ollie Jashanica who landed himself a paid job after impressing on work experience.The first year student completed a successful placement...

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