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Key details

Attendance
Duration
Code WAC20211F
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This is a Level 2 qualification is for anyone who wants to work as a Site Carpenter in the construction sector.

You will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry. 

It is practical based with classroom theory sessions.

Attendance is one day per week for 36 weeks.

What you'll study

You will learn the following topics:

  • Principles of construction
  • Structural carpentry
  • Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
  • Non-structural carpentry following plastering
  • Timber technology and the use of circular saw
  • You will learn the following topics:

    • Principles of construction
    • Structural carpentry
    • Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
    • Non-structural carpentry following plastering
    • Timber technology and the use of circular saw

Assessment

You will be assessed by a theory exam and a synoptic practical assessment.

Entry requirements

Level 1
Carpentry

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

You will also be assessed on your Literacy and Numeracy skills.

You must achieve a minimum of Entry Level 3 in both Literacy and Numeracy. 

Work experience

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.

Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies, such as our award-winning local partner Priestley Construction.

Next steps

You will be required to wear safety boots with steel toe caps and hi-vis vest when working in the College workshops. Successful completion of a Level 2 course can lead onto a Level 3 course. 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 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

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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 course and on the number of hours. 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. For more information, contact our Student Finance Team.

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

For information about our student services, please click here.

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