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Carpentry and Joinery at The De La Salle Academy

Course description

This subject introduces the student to the hand tools most commonly used in carpentry & joinery and the basic skills required to form simple joints and frames in timber. The correct selection and safe use of the hand tools required to carry out simple carpentry and joinery processes is strongly emphasised, as is the correct selection and safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE). This unit also introduces the learner to the fundamental principles and methods of producing and setting out rods. Working in construction crafts can be dangerous, and the importance of good health, safety and welfare practices are stressed throughout this unit.

Course content

The three units involved in this BTEC course are:

  • Unit 1: An introduction to the Construction Industry, as it puts into context key factors affecting the built environment, career routes and factors that influence construction projects within the construction industry.
  • Unit 2: Exploring Health, safety & Welfare in the Construction Industry, as it reinforces, in a practical way, the regulations that underpin safe practice in a working environment.
  • Unit 7: Exploring Carpentry, At the end of this unit you must: Identify and select hand tools, materials, PPE and access equipment for specified tasks by completing requisition orders as appropriate, and clean and return tools after use. Identify hazards associated with work to be undertaken. Set out and cut common joints in timber to an acceptable industrial standard. Use a range of joints to form simple frames to given specifications and to an acceptably industry standard. Demonstrate a systematic approach to the planning and production of specified tasks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The De La Salle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

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