Is this course right for me?

Would you like to start a career as a carpenter/joiner?

This programme introduces you to the fundamental skills of site carpentry, including the use of hand tools, power tools and access equipment. It also includes core units which introduce you to construction work.

The programme is suitable for a variety of people looking to work in wood occupations. This includes students progressing from school and professionals from other sectors looking for a change of career. You will gain the practical knowledge you need to proceed onto Level 2 or into the industry.

Entry requirements:

  • A real interest and commitment to the subject and attendance at an interview

Delivery:

This programme is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom-based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Practical sessions in a realistic working environment (RWE)

Assessment:

This programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Online examination

Progression:

Most students will progress onto Carpentry and Joinery Level 2. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.

If you progress directly into employment, you will have the basic training to work as a trainee.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhyl

    Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC) in Rhos-on-Sea and the Skills Centre at the Rhyl Campus.

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC) in Rhos-on-Sea and the Skills Centre at the Rhyl Campus.