This programme has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to successfully start your career within the Carpentry & Joinery industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:
• Maintaining and using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools
• Preparing and safely operating portable power tools
• Producing woodworking joints
• Using appropriate information to set out timber products
• Producing timber products to industry standards
Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.
In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities. During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.
Skills you can gain include;
• C V writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects
You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.
Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including; • Further full time training onto the L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or the L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery. • Gaining employment within the Carpentry and Joinery industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.
To access this course you will need GCSEs at grade 2 or above in Maths and English, general education and a keen interest in Carpentry & Joinery.
Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors. Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests. Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.
You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.
Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.
If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.
Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.