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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The course is accessible to all. You will require a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. You may have achieved the Foundation Level Qualification; Four GCSEs Grade C or above to include Maths and English and/or adequate on-site experience is expected. A good track record of attendance and motivation is essential along with a demonstration of acceptable hand skills and knowledge especially in the area of health and safety. WHO IS THE COURSE FOR? This course is designed to prepare people for work in a particular discipline or construction occupation. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. Candidates have the option of training in either Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry. Each route comprises: Core units Occupation-specific units A phase test Each unit comprises of practical tasks and knowledge tasks. To gain the award the student must be successful in all units and the phase test; they must also pass an independent health and safety test and two separate knowledge tests. Candidates working in the industry as a carpenter/joiner have the opportunity to collect the requisite evidence of industrial experience to achieve the relevant NVQ. THE COURSE COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING: Seven units Key Skills: Continuous assessment in practical activities Continuous assessment in trade knowledge Communication Practical phase testing Knowledge examination (core knowledge) Knowledge examination (trade specific knowledge) Health and Safety (multi-choice test) Enhancement The Dipolma in Carpentry or Joinery, as a full time course, will be completed alongside Key Skills. These will provide you with essential skills and knowledge in a range of craft areas and enable you to relate to other construction crafts people. 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 2 days 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 to complete additional qualifications. HOW WILL I LEARN? Typically attendance will be for two and a half days per week. Key Skills are assessed through examination and portfolio production. Generally there is a practical and academic assessment for each unit. The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment. 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, practical assessments, knowledge assessments, phase tests, knowledge tests and the Health and Safety test in order to obtain the full qualification. Evidence of performing a range of tasks in the workplace is also required to achieve the NVQ. 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 the Diploma Level 3 Carpentry or Joinery qualification NVQ 3 Carpentry and Joinery if there is adequate work based evidence to support assessment Note: Progression to the Diploma Level 3 is by the satisfactory completion of the Diploma Level 2 together with a reasonable report from your Tutor along with a good attendance record. Progression to the National Vocational Qualification - Level 3; is by the satisfactory completion of the National Vocational Qualification - Level 2 together with a reasonable report from your Tutor along with a good attendance record. Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutori

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The course is accessible to all. You will require a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. You may have achieved the Foundation Level Qualification; Four GCSEs Grade C or above to include Maths and English and/or adequate on-site experience is expected. A good track record of attendance and motivation is essential along with a demonstration of acceptable hand skills...

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