This course provides you with a further opportunity to develop your carpentry skills. You will also further your knowledge in literacy and numeracy.
Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:
Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.
Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle to name just a few.
Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.
Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.
A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.
Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.
Course Content and Job Skills
- Health and Safety
- Knowledge of construction technology
- Access Equipment
- The use of a variety of hand tools and portable power tools
- Materials and equipment
- Undertsanding of quantities and communication
- Roof Construction
- Stud Walling
- Kitchen Fitting
- Internal Joinery
- First and second fixing
Entry RequirementsTwo GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, or successful completion of the C-Skills Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Award are required, the candidate will also need to:
- Demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.
- Have an 85% attendance on current course or at school
- Behaviour and punctuality must be excellent and a reference from current course tutor or school will be required.
SuitabilityThis course is for anyone interested in a career in carpentry.
Duration1 year, three days a week - 15 hours total
ProgressionThis course provides excellent training for work in the construction industry. Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the next level.
Additional InformationStudents must provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.
For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy
Construction Work Experience with United Living +
Since November, over fifty of our students on various Construction courses and students on the Electrical Installation course from our sister college, Merton College have been on an industry placement with United Living. These students studying Level 2 and 3 have been receiving hands-on experience at Rhodes Moorhouse Court… Read More