Different programmes have different concessions and/or loans.

Course Description

This Level 1 qualification is ideal for students who want to work in the construction sector. The course aims to provide you with a range of carpentry and joinery skills and knowledge, alongside developing a very clear understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the construction industry.

You will create a digital portfolio of work which will be assessed against set criteria and you will sit online theory exams. In addition to your vocational course you will also continue to study maths and English if you haven't already achieved a grade 4, and these skills will be further embedded into your vocational course.

Work experience is part of your course, and your tutor will help you to find an opportunity for you to gain key employability skills like communication, team work and time keeping skills.

This full-time course includes a tutorial programme which aims to help you to become a successful independent learner, supports your well-being, provides careers guidance and advice as well as to help further develop your knowledge and skills to become active citizens who contribute positively to society.

Other Important Information

> The College is home to well-equipped workshops and classrooms to accommodate both practical and theory lessons
> You will be continually assessed throughout the course to ensure you are coping
> You will be encouraged to seek work experience so you can practice the skills learned on the course
> This is a study programme which includes English, maths and work experience in addition to your main programme

Future Prospects

Students successfully completing this course can either progress onto Level 2 Site Carpentry or gain employment in the construction sector, including an apprenticeship for those who demonstrate a real passion, skill and commitment for the trade.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2/F or above, including English or maths.