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Carpentry

Carpentry

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR3CJS (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Having successfully developed specific Site Carpentry skills through completing the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry this programme is designed to give you an understanding of advanced knowledge and techniques of the trade. These specialist skills will improve your employability prospects with a specialist site carpentry company and you will be working on the same course subjects as those on an Advanced Apprenticeship programme. Progress to HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. You will also need to have a successful interview with the tutor.

  • What does the course involve?

    Learners will learn to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in advanced site carpentry. The course covers the following knowledge and skills:

    • principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
    • set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
    • carry out first fix roofing and stairs
    • carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings.

    Skills and knowledge will cover advanced site carpentry and will include raking moulds, cut roofs, roofs with hipped rafters and fitting stairs with turns.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The qualification is unit based with each unit having a theoretical multiple choice end test. Vocational units have additional practical assessments.

  • How much does it cost?

    All materials are provided as well as tools, equipment and PPE. We recommend that each student provided their own steel capped footwear for use in the workshop.

  • Additional Notes

    All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: admissions@scg.ac.uk

George Payton

George Payton

Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School

My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.

Ben Yates

Ben Yates

Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.

Lloyd Southern

Lloyd Southern

Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School

I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.

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Career Options

  • Carpenters and joiners

    Up to £30,000

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  • Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors

    Up to £29,000

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