Carpentry and Joinery Diploma for those already employed: All our courses are designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks as laid down by the awarding body in response to industry requirements. All practical activities are carried out within out start of the art workshops with theory work being a mix of classroom and assignment activities. The topics include:
NVQ Level 1 leading on to Level 2.
NVQ is split up into units:
Level 1 for 1st Year
This consists of 11 units which range from Health and Safety to who does what in the building trade. Practical subjects are also covered so that basic skills demanded by industry are covered. Some examples are:
Loading and unloading various materials
Using hand tools
Making small window frames
Getting to know where the correct joints should be etc.
Level 2 for 2nd Year
Levelling, identifying materials, power tools. Interpreting manufacturers catalogues, hanging doors, fixing letter boxes and various locks, fixing architrave and skirting.
Setting out and making windows.
Identifying and taking off sizes of materials, hanging sashes to window frames.
Identifying ironmongery (locks, hinges etc).
Using a circular rip sawing machine.
Roofing and Floor construction
Access platforms (scaffolding)
Additional entry requirements
None, but you need to be reasonably fit and have manual dexterity. If in any doubt ask for advice from college admissions.
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Course reference: 00049C101-16 (use this when contacting provider)