Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.

Interviews

Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.

Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.

Is this course right for me?

Would you like a career as a carpenter/joiner?

This programme allows you to develop a range of skills, adding to your knowledge of the trade. On top of your existing knowledge you will learn about more advanced wood occupations techniques, applicable to a number of practical contexts.

The programme is suitable for students progressing from Carpentry and Joinery Level 1, and will build on the knowledge gained at that level. It is also suitable for people with practical experience at a suitable level, who may not need to undertake the Level 1 programme. Students can choose to study one of two routes at this level: site carpentry or bench joinery.

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass, and a Grade D/E in English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication  
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

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 3. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.

In the industry, the programme will give you the skills and qualification to progress into self-employment or employment with a firm or contractor.

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

  • Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 

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.