You will learn to develop complex site carpentry techniques such as roofs with hips, valleys and dormer windows. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops and classrooms under guidance from highly qualified and experienced staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
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Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery or those who have extensive and up to date industrial experience, GCSE English and Maths grade D or equivalent.
This study programme will provide you with an extended range of advanced carpentry and joinery skills as you learn in a realistic workshop environment.
You will have the opportunity to test your skills by taking part in national and local competitions, such as Skill Build, World Skills and the Suffolk Show.
To get a taste of working life and build your skills, you will visit different exhibitions and construction sites, as well as spend some time working on community projects outside College. This study programme is aimed at providing you with a range of skills necessary to build a career in the carpentry industry, teaching you skills in our modern workshops.The course will also develop your personal, social and employability skills.You will learn about the trade and find out what you need to get a job by attending a range of talks by local and national employers.
Progression onto an apprenticeship or working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out first and second fixing, erecting complex structural carcassing components (trussed rafter roofs, traditional cut roofs).
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £5421. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers and textbook Site Carpentry Level 3 Diploma (ISBN 9781408521274)
"Learning my trade at Suffolk New College has been a brilliant way to start my career. The workshop facilities are brilliant with a great selection of tools. we are taught by excellent tutors who have lots of experience of actually doing the job. And we are treated like adults, not children, which is how it should be."