Carpentry & Joinery | Level 1
Why this course?
Studying carpentry and joinery at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and underpinning knowledge of construction in a wider context, as well as introducing the vital basics of carpentry and joinery. You will learn key practical skills in producing woodworking joints, maintaining and using hand tools, and preparing and using portable power tools.
- Study at our purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre
- Workshop facilities mirror real industry practice, using industry-standard tools
- Opportunities for work experience
- These courses will give you the skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry, as well as equipping you for further study
To enter this course, you need at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.
If you do not have the required entry grades for this course you may be interested in an Inclusion Pathfinders course.
- Health and safety
- Mortise and tenon joints
- Bridle joints
- Haunched mortise and tenon joints
Why this course at the MET?
- Newly refurbished workshops
- Facilities simulate real workplaces
- Professional tools and machinery
- Industry-experienced staff
- High tech classrooms
- Excellent links with employers
Starting with the basics, students develop the skills required in order to complete assessed pieces throughout the year.
There may be the opportunity for those who complete the training on time to design and make a small item before starting their assessment. Assignments are set to prepare students for multiple choice theory exams, which will be spread out over the year.
After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice
Future careers include:
- SIte carpenter
- Self-employed builder
- Residential/domestic carpenter
- Commercial premises carpenter
Course fees and finance
This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: email@example.com | 01273 667704
Course is free if you meet the following criteria
You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
- You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
- OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.
If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704
If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 2 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: email@example.com | 01273 667704