This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of carpentry & joinery to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.
The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
What Will I Learn?
You will study units that reflect the needs of the construction industry, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.
The units you may study include: Health, safety & welfare in construction and associated industries, Knowledge of technical information, quantities & communication with others, Knowledge of construction technology, Produce woodworking joints, Maintain & use carpentry & joinery hand tools and Prepare & use carpentry & joinery portable power tools.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate. For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grade A*- E which must include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or successful completion of Construction Skills Entry 3 and working at Entry 3 in Literacy and Numeracy.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed via a range of methods, which include practical and job knowledge unit tests, an external examination and Essential Skills portfolios.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. If you gain employment/apprenticeship you will be eligible to study an NVQ 2 in Carpentry.
Carpenter or joiner
Average salary: £20,924
Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.
There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.