This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to the basic skills needed to progress into a career within the construction industry as a Carpenter. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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A positive attitude to learning is required and 4 GCSEs at grade E- F or grade 2-1.
On this study programme, you will learn basic skills of carpentry in our modern workshops, with the opportunity to progress as you develop.
Learn about the trade and find out what you need to get a job by attending different exhibitions and going to talks by employers.
On successful completion of this qualification, students can progress onto Level 2 Site Carpentry or may progress onto an apprenticeship programme.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt and work trousers, carpenters pencil, tape measure and textbook Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 (ISBN 9781408521250)
The course taught me about Carpentry and Joinery and how to use the tools properly. I was also glad to have the chance to improve my English and Maths skills as well.