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Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry at Sussex Coast College Hastings

Course description

If you are looking to develop your skills as a carpenter then this course will teach you everything you need to get started.

Course content

During the course you will gain an insight into the varied environments that carpenters can work in. You will be able to learn some of the fundamental techniques that are used in the industry and practice them in our purpose built carpentry workshop. You will learn about the basic hand tools used in the trade, you will practise using power tools to cut and sand wood, and also learn how to make wood joints. English and maths is an important part of this course

During this one-year course you will cover topics such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Maintaining hand tools
  • Preparing and using power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: Level 1 Introduction to Basic Construction Skills qualification and GCSE's E-F in English and maths. Good school report for attendance and attitude to work and completion of SCCH ‘Get to know you and Assessment day'

Assessment

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 10% and 30% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

Financial information

A range of specified PPE and a basic kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £150.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.

Future opportunities

There are many exciting options following this course including work-based qualifications and Apprenticeships or progress to the Level 2 Carpentry course.

With additional training you can start your career as a Carpentry apprentice, a Carpenter, a Bench joiner, a Site manager, or a Property developer.

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.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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    • Less than a mile away from our Station Plaza campus, Ore Valley takes under a minute by train from Hastings Town Centre and has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas. In the central atrium, students construct, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house. Students here have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, a Learning Resource Centre, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop.

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.