Construction - Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry at Wakefield College
If you have some experience of site carpentry or hold a Level 1 qualification in the subject, this course will enable you to build on your knowledge and skills. This is a practical programme allowing you to benefit from the experience of specialist tutors with a wealth of industry know-how and the facilities at our purpose-built Castleford Campus.
What you will study
A series of units covering the theory and practice of the following topics:
* Carry out first fixing operations
* Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
* Carry out second fixing operations
* Carry out structural carcassing operations
* Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
* Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
* Understanding construction technology
* Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.
Your Course Structure
Classroom: 45%; Practical: 55%
How you will learn
The college workshops will enable you to develop your practical skills in this subject area. The theory linked to site carpentry is delivered through class room sessions where you will learn through a range of tutor led sessions, activities and study packages. All learning packages are installed on Moodle to support on line working.
5 GCSEs grade A*-D (new grade 9-3)
A suitable L1 Site Carpentry qualification
Continuous assessment throughout the course of practical workshop tasks. Subject knowledge is assessed by means of final single exam. Final assessment of the practical element of the course is by means of a series of Synoptic Practical Assignments.
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international students.
For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
This qualification will enable you to progress in Site Carpentry and on completion of this qualification, progress into employment in their chosen trade or on to one of the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision
These qualifications are available at Wakefield College
Apprenticeships with the Construction Industry.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.