Construction Craft: Carpentry and Joinery
Vocational • Level 1
About the course
This course is for learners looking to pursue a career in the Construction industry. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support your progression into employment. This programme will provide you with the foundation knowledge and skills to underpin a career in the construction industry via the carpentry and joinery route. You will practice a wide range of practical disciplines, underpinned by supporting theory studies, with a focus on Health and Safety. You will be assessed by two external exams and several internally marked assessments linked to underpinning core subject knowledge. You will also carry out practical assessments in our excellent workshop facilities supported by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors. This course will help support your progression to an Apprenticeship.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull time
Awarded ByCity and Guilds
Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language or English Literature and Maths are essential OR the successful completion of the Introduction to Construction programme with Merit Grades
Students will be assessed on a range of practical skills with a practical end test. Additionally students will sit a range of modular exams linked to each of the theoretical elements of the programme.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a Level 2 course or to an Apprenticeship in a trade related area. When you have completed your further studies other courses that are available include Level 3 Construction courses and University study. Careers that this course may lead to include a range of roles within the Construction industry, or to the of study professional qualifications that could lead to becoming a site-supervisor, or could lead to a career in construction management.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to be entered for the national competition Skillbuild. Success may lead to entry into international competition at Worldskills. You will have the opportunity to visit a wide range of manufacturing and industry sites to see the development and use of state of the art equipment and materials. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.