Progression to Carpentry and Joinery at West Suffolk College
A programme suitable for learners who wish to seek a career in the Carpentry and Joinery industries. This one year course covers all the basic hand skills needed to get a start in this profession. Learners will be taught by professional tutors who are regularly updated in construction techniques. The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical teaching using the latest techniques and equipment.
Units covered in this course are as follows and will be assessed by a combination of practical tests, online tests, paper based tests and assignments:
- Principles of Building Construction Information and Communication
- Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools
- Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
- Produce Woodworking Joints
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
Two GCSE's Grade E (2) or above. It is expected in the first instance that the applicant will have a genuine interest in the construction industry and each applicant will be required to attend an interview to ascertain his/her suitability for the course as well as take a short aptitude test.
Successful completion of this course can lead onto the Level 2 full-time course or onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship (this is subject to securing a placement in the construction industry).
Of the students who completed this course last year 86% continued with their current programme of study and the remaining 11% entered employment
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.