This is a full-time course based at our purpose built facility The Fulcrum Centre which is a five minute walk from Tower Park leisure complex. The course provides the basic woodworking skills that any aspiring tradesmen require and gives the candidate the opportunity to progress at their own pace. This course is designed for all ages, those wishing to pursue a career in carpentry, people wanting to up skill and those looking for a vocational option but perhaps unsure as to their final vocational route.

Depending on GCSE grades on entry - the study programme will include GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and Engl

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students may be able to progress though a study programme and our experience staff will work closely with you to help you succeed in your chosen career

What jobs can I get? 

Following completion of a full study programme you should feel confident in applying for:

  • Bench Joinery
  • Site Carpentry
  • Boat Building
  • Maintenance

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSEs grades D-G including English and maths grades 3-1 (formerly D-G). Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved an Entry Level 3 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

There will be work related activities and preperation for employability through workshops.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
WOF1F2001F 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Associated Costs 

Equipment and steel toe capped boots will be required and you will be given a list of equipment to buy at enrolment/induction.

Course content

Course Content 

 Practical training and basic knowledge of:

  • Marking and setting out
  • Produce wood working joints
  • Produce carpentry products
  • Employability skills (interview techniques, CV writing, employer workshops, Maths and English)
  • Work experience
  • Community projects
  • Communication skills
  • Vocational projects

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

September Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (Full Time)

Awarding Body 

CSKILLS

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Wood Trades

More about the course 

You will be taught using a variety of workshop activities, lectures, group activities, self-study, employer visits and directed study. You will also be able to take part in activities organised by our Student Services department, these include: Football, Surfing, Netball, rubgy and many more. The facilities in Construction and Electrical are purpose built and all practical jobs are designed to make the candidate job ready!

The skills and qualities needed to succeed on this course include:

An interest in construction, commitment and a will to succeed.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (Full Time)

Awarding Body 

CSKILLS