Awarding Body: City and Guilds
Qualifications on offer:
- Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 6706 - 13
- English and maths at an appropriate level
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:
- 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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
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.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as\: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirments:||Standard Level 1 entry requirements including English and maths|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 2 (E).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
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.