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Aimed at people who want a career in site carpentry, this programme consists of both practical tasks and theory. You will learn spend two to three days a week learning about the trade, with subjects including health and safety, communication, construction technology, basic joints, maintenance and use of hand tools, and preparation and use of portable power tools.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
- Health, safety and welfare
- Information, quantities and communication
- Construction technology
The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
- Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
- First fixing operations
- Second fixing operations
- Structural carcassing operations
- Maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.
Following this study programme learners can progress to further education in carpentry including apprenticeships, or enter employment with a construction company.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based), plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Process for Application
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