Aimed at people who want a career in site carpentry, this programme consists of both practical tasks and theory. You will learn spend two to three days a week learning about the trade, with subjects including health and safety, communication, construction technology, basic joints, maintenance and use of hand tools, and preparation and use of portable power tools.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
Following this study programme learners can progress to further education in carpentry including apprenticeships, or enter employment with a construction company.
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based), plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience