You will learn vital Carpentry skills from experts in the sector and will be taught how to understand working drawings, types of structures, use of different Carpentry tools and materials as well as how to conduct yourself and others on building sites. This unit is a foundation for the Diploma level 2 course.
The main topics covered within this qualification are:
- Up to date Health & Safety requirements essential for working on a building site, including an exam 201.
- Types of Timber materials, application techniques and different backgrounds.
- Use of tools associated with the carpentry trade
- Types of joints used in fabrication of timber components.
- Understand working drawings
The course also offers a basic understanding of:
- Roof construction traditional and modern
- Foundation construction
- Flooring construction methods used
- Timber-frame construction
Half of this course involves practical assignments in the workshop whilst developing your underpinning knowledge in the classroom with ongoing support from your tutor. The duration is generally one academic year.
Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 6706-13
To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all practical and theory assessments and pass two multi choice on-line tests. All assessments are carried out by qualified assessors to the awarding body requirements.
Apply online or complete an application form collected from any Solihull College & University Centre campus. If successful, places are offered after an interview and an assessment of your Maths and English which is carried out at the Construction Centre at the Woodlands Campus.
GCSE Grade 3 in Mathematics and English and be genuinely interested in the construction industry. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.
You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothing to wear in the workshop.
Course reference book- Carpentry level 1 Diploma covers all you learning requirements printed by Nelson Thornes.
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a level 2 Functional skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application, we can help with this too.
Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
If you successfully pass this course you can apply to progress on to the NVQ or Diploma 2. Learners who have a proven high standard of attendance and demonstrated a positive attitude can be recommended for any available apprenticeships.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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