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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code WAC00111F
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Level City & Guilds Level 1
Start Date 11/01/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

Our Level 1 course in Carpentry and Joinery is the perfect preparation for getting an apprenticeship in either bench or site joinery. Whether you are wanting to get a job in one of the hundreds of bench joinery companies in Bradford, or you are wanting to be on construction sites doing roofing work, we will teach you the fundamental skills needed to progress to an apprenticeship.

What you'll study

Our official City and Guilds courses will set you on the right path to becoming a fully qualified joiner. Different woods do different jobs and the way you have to work with them to get the perfect finish is a real skill. Our teachers are all industry experts, with  years of experience and they are ready to share their tips and tricks with you! We have great relationships with some of the biggest joinery companies in Bradford and our joinery work experience programme is second to none.

  • Our official City and Guilds courses will set you on the right path to becoming a fully qualified joiner. Different woods do different jobs and the way you have to work with them to get the perfect finish is a real skill. Our teachers are all industry experts, with  years of experience and they are ready to share their tips and tricks with you! We have great relationships with some of the biggest joinery companies in Bradford and our joinery work experience programme is second to none.

Assessment

Joiners are fairly unique in that they are often there at the start of a construction project - and at the end too. This means that on top of your wood working skills, you also need to be good at project management and co-ordinating people. Many site managers have a joinery background so we make sure that we give you opportunities to develop your leadership skills and prepare you for higher education and a career in professional construction.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course.

You will also take an assessment for English and Maths.

Work experience

You will be learning your skills in the workshop before applying them on our college construction site. We have set up a simulated building site on our construction campus so you can get a real flavour of working life on-site!

Next steps

Before you start this course you will need to purchase safety boots with steel toe caps and a hi-vis vest, as you are required to wear them when working in the College workshops. Successful completion of a Level 1 course can lead onto Level 2 and Level 3 courses or onto an apprenticeship. Your course may include work experience or a work placement that could lead to the offer of a part-time or casual work, or you might work outside of your studies. A carpenter/joiner/builder has the potential to earn anywhere between £12K and £40 per year. Working in the construction industry could see you constructing and managing major buildings, structures and facilities. Career opportunities are available through large construction contractors and smaller specialist employers in the public and private sectors. You could also train to become your own boss and become self-employed. Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies, such as our award-winning local partner Priestley Construction. Our Careers Guidance Team can assist you with choosing the right course and thinking about where this might take you in the future. Email: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Our Work Placements Team can assist you in finding a work placement which provides you with hands-on experience in the industry linked to your course. Tel: 01274 088 943 Email: workplacements@bradfordcollege.ac.uk  

Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees.

The amount depends on the number of hours and which course is being taken.

Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Student Finance

You may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.

To find out more, contact our Student Finance team.

Tel: 01274 088 349 Email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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