For people aiming for a career in carpentry, this course is an excellent place to start. You will learn about the trade for two to three days a week, through a combination of practical tasks and theory. Subjects you will study include 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...
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant industry experience
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based).
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
This study programme will give you the opportunity to progress into further education, apprenticeships or employment in carpentry.
Classroom lessons and practical workshop sessions, plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Progression on to level 2 site carpentry or an apprenticeship
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