Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
1 September 20191 yearSteven Winfield-hunt

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

The interview process will involve Maths and English assessment along with an informal discussion with one of the team members, the whole process should take no longer than three hours.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is for those wishing to embark upon a career in Wood Occupations.  Attendance will normally be up to two days each week of the 36 week academic year, though timetables and attendance patterns may vary.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will study 6 theory and 6 practical Units :

  • Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Knowledge of basic woodworking joints
  • Know how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Know how to prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Application of Maths and English

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

  • Theory test – Online,  multiple choice questions Principles of Building
  • Practical task marked to industrial standards
  • Health and Safety test

ENHANCEMENT

The Diploma Construction Award in Carpentry & Joinery, as a full time course will be completed alongside Functional Skills.

Work Experience

Work placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  We will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities.

The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least 36 hours of work experience within the academic week.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

The College can offer a variety of additional qualifications and activities beyond the core course requirements.  All students are invited and encouraged to complete additional qualifications.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Generally there is a practical and academic assessment for each unit.  It will be your responsibility to update your record book which will show evidence of your experience and achievements.   You must complete all the occupational units in order to obtain the full qualification.  The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

  • Apply problem solving techniques in the areas of competence covered
  • Understand the principles of construction in each unit
  • Develop practical skills as required by the industry
  • Progress to specialist Wood Occupations qualifications in either Carpentry or Joinery
  • In the event a learner gains employment through the course there may be the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship programme.

Note: Entry to Specialist levels is through the satisfactory completion of Intermediate level together with a reasonable report from your Tutor, achievement of the proposed Functional skill,  along with a good attendance record.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Essential Materials, Books and Equipment needed

You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • Safety footwear incorporating steel toecaps (£30 approx.)
  • Bib and brace / overalls as protective clothing ( two pairs ) (£25 approx.)
  • Tape Measure ( 5 metre minimum length ) (£8 approx.)
  • An approved set of Drawing Equipment (£35 approx.)
  • Scientific calculator, Writing Materials, A4 Lever Arch Files, Paper (£15 approx.)
  • Recommended Books (£24 approx.)
  • Health and Safety Test New Registrations (£35 approx. Included in exam fee)

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Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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