Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Building Trades | Carpentry & Joinery City & Guilds Certificate Level 1 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0262-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Carpentry & Joinery) Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

This fun and exciting course carpentry and joinery qualification will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge that employers are looking for.

Through project work, assignments and site visits, our industry-experienced teachers will help you develop confidence, as well as skills such as customer service and an understanding of the construction industry, including environmental issues.

Our facilities simulate real-work environments which will help prepare you for your future career.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements

Course content

Topics studied on this course include:
  • 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

Assessment

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.

Assessment

Further study

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice

Future careers

  • SIte carpenter
  • Apprentice
  • Self-employed builder
  • Residential/domestic carpenter
  • Commercial premises carpenter
  • Foreman
Further study
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Carpenter or joiner

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,049

AVERAGE £23,303

POTENTIAL £31,298

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
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