City & Guilds Foundation in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
05 September 2023
Preferably a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade G or above to include Maths and English/Welsh 1st Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.
In a nutshell
You’ll be introduced to carpentry and joinery skills as well as painting and decorating skills. To learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.
This course is for you if...
... You’d like a career in carpentry/painting and decorating
... You have a keen interest in construction trades
... You enjoy practical work and appreciate theoretical study.
What will I be doing?
The course covers trade specific studies, such as wood joining techniques (joinery) and basic site carpentry plus basic painting and decorating skills:
- Principles of building construction, information and communication
- Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
- Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
- Producing woodworking joints, basic painting and decorating skills
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
You’ll be assessed through practical projects, written and online tests and, upon completion, you’ll gain:
- Diploma Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery
- Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
- Skills Activities
- Maths and English
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade E or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.
You’ll need to have a desire to work in the construction industry. Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
Level 2 Diploma Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery, an Apprenticeship or other employment.
ALL learners will need to undertake a construction industry assessment to help determine the most appropriate course.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team