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Carpentry and Joinery City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma at Doncaster College

Course description

You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way and gain an understanding of the construction industry.

You will follow a programme of study that enables progression to further courses and employment within the construction industry.  You will gain confidence by developing independent learning skills

You will learn how craft activities are carried out safely and how they contribute to the construction process

The largest proportion of workers within the industry are engaged in craft occupations.  All of these require self-motivation, skills in numeracy, communications and problem solving, as well as a broad range of technical skills. Therefore whilst at college you will be expected to undertake one functional skill per year which will help in the preparation into employment.

 

Course content

The course is made up of the following general and occupational specific units.

General Core Units:

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction - Reinforce theoretical knowledge based around the Construction Industry taught in Level 1.

Principles of Building Construction Information and Communication - Underpinning theoretical knowledge based on the understanding collation of technical information, quantities and the importance of communicating with others in the Construction Industry.  

Carry out First Fix Operations - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the production of, constructing, assembling and fitting timber partitions, door lining, flat roofs, floors, stairs and handrails using hand tools and portable power tools.

Carry out Second Fix Operations - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to assemble and fit kitchen units, encasements, doors, locks, architraves and skirting using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools and portable power tools.

Carry out Structural Carcassing Operations - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to construct, assemble and fit floor joists, strutting, roof trusses, fascia and soffit using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools and portable power tools.

Carry out Maintenance to Non-Structural Carpentry Work - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to maintain and repair timber mouldings and gutters using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools and portable power tools.

Setup and Operation of a Circular Saw - Practical and theoretical knowledge of circular saw usage and maintenance.

This course also includes tutorials, Functional Skills such as English and Maths and Personal and Professional Development.

 

Entry requirements

  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment and diagnostic assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview if necessary
  • Completion of a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, with a good attendance record
  • Show good motivation and attitude towards learning
  • It is also important that you have an interest in this dynamic industry, that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the sector, a willingness to explore new ideas and the ability to communicate your ideas.

 

Future opportunities

​Successful candidates can progress onto the level 3 diploma in the following academic year or alternatively transfer onto an apprenticeship apprenticeship program if employment is found.

Successful candidates would then be in a position to seek employment with suitable construction companies who are willing to offer an apprenticeship which will give the learner the chance to further their skills in the pursuit of becoming a qualified tradesman.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Doncaster College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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