T Level Onsite Construction: Carpentry & Joinery Pathway
Construction & Construction Trades
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
During the 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of construction occupations. The occupational specialism in carpentry and joinery.
In industrial standard workshops, you work alongside your classmates on carefully created projects that load your toolbox with woodworking skills and prepare you for the two-year T level in onsite carpentry and joinery.
In blended-learning classroom sessions, you explore manufacturing, fitting, hand skills, health and safety, principles of building, so you’re completely ready for work on a construction site in the carpentry & joinery trade.
Why should I choose the course?
This T-Level programme is written in collaboration with our expert construction lecturing team, industry links and employers. Through a blend of classroom working and an extended industry placement, you will be fully prepared for a highly successful career within the construction industry.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the building services industry. Through practical application of skills, both within the classroom setting and within an extended Industry placement, you will be fully equipped for your next steps.
You will learn in our state-of-the-art fully equipped workshops. Our workshops and classrooms have the latest industry relevant technology and equipment.
What will I learn?
The core content covers a whole range of topics related to the industry including:
- Health and safety in construction
- Construction science, design, sustainability and measurement principles
- Construction & the built environment industry
- Building technology principles
- Information and data principles
- Relationship management in construction
- Digital technology in construction
- Commercial/business principles in construction
The occupational specialism topics include:
- Basic Joints & frames
- Power tools
- 1st & 2nd fix flooring & roofing
- 1st & 2nd fix partitioning & stairs
- Set up circular saw
- Traditional roofing
- Complex roofing
In addition to the modules above, you will choose one occupational specialism from the on-site construction trades; you can choose to specialise in carpentry and joinery.
What will the course lead on to?
This course will fully equip you to progress either directly into highly skilled employment, onto higher education study, or an apprenticeship. Examples of the careers this could lead onto include:
- Advanced site carpentry and joinery;
- Construction assembly and installation operative;
- Higher level apprenticeship;
Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level
Are there any links with industry and university?
You will complete an extended industry placement across construction, equivalent to 315 hours over two years.
Whilst we highly recommended you to self-source your own industry placement, you will have the support of an industry placement officer to provide the extra help in finding relevant industry placements as required. Within the placement you will apply your classroom-based skills and knowledge within an industry environment, giving you the experience to better preparing you for future employment.
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?
This course is delivered by our expert construction lecturers and is designed in collaboration with industry and employers. It is delivered at our Warrington Campus, with state-of-the-art construction facilities including all the very latest construction facilities and emerging technologies.
The unique blend of classroom delivery and industry placement will fully prepare you for your next steps, whether that be into highly skilled employment, higher education or onto an apprenticeship.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course and have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
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