What is the course about?
Develop your current knowledge and take another step towards your exciting new career with this highly practical course. Building on the skills you gained on the Level 2 course, this course will refine your knowledge and increase your understanding of the skills required to become a good tradesperson. You will learn a whole host of skills to help you to construct, install, and repair wooden structures and fittings, including doors and windows
Why should I choose the course?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in woodwork and are looking to progress within the construction industry as a carpenter or joiner. You will gain an industry recognised qualification from City & Guilds and study in our fully kitted-out workshop, complete with a wide range of tools and equipment. This will provide you with the experience you need to begin your career.
What will I learn?
During this course you will be taught a wide range of fundamental topics by our team of tutors, who are all experienced carpenters and joiners with years of experience and extensive industry knowledge. This course will cover first fix to roofing and stairs, second fix to double doors and mouldings, how to set up and use fixed transportable machinery, and the principles of organising, planning and pricing up construction work. You will learn in our state-of-the-art carpentry and joinery workshop, which contains all the necessary industry-standard tools and equipment. You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical assessments, job-related tests, and online computer-based exams.
What will the course lead on to?
After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to progress into employment as a highly skilled carpenter or joiner, or alternatively you could pursue a higher level of study such as a HNC at university. The construction industry is thriving and with hard work and relevant experience you could soon be working in the practical role you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you decide to eventually work on a construction site, in a workshop, or even start your own business, there will be plenty of career opportunities waiting for you.
Are there any links with industry and university?
This course benefits from excellent employer links with a number of local and national companies such as Vinci Construction, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey, and Cruden Construction. We invite these companies into the college to deliver fascinating guest lectures and demonstrations of new technology and equipment, enabling you to stay up to date and ahead of the game when you begin your career.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Studying this course with Warrington & Vale Royal College will enable you to work towards a successful career in the construction industry, whether it’s with local or national companies or through self-employed routes. Our expert tutors will teach you all aspects of the trade and prepare you to enter the industry as a skilled carpenter or joiner. You will also get lots of opportunities to compete in external competitions. Each year our students bring home a host of medals from the National SkillBuild Competition, which is the biggest multi-trade competition in the UK for trainees.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will need to have successfully completed a level 2 course. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English or maths and you wish to study at level 3, you will be required to work towards achieving this as part of your qualification.
Irrespective of your GCSE results, most students will start at level 1 and learn basic skills before progressing through the levels.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There may be some additional costs associated with this course, as you will be expected to purchase your own safety footwear, college polo shirt and work trousers. This is a mandatory requirement for all our construction courses. There may also be some additional expenditure associated with trips and visits.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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