Carpentry & Joinery - Pre-Apprenticeship: NQ (Level 5)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
East End
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Course overview

This course will provide you with the confidence and skills required to become a craft apprentice in Carpentry & Joinery.

The course aims are to improve employability prospects by developing the following.

  • Carpentry & joinery practical knowledge and skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Transferable skills that can be related to areas within the construction industry.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills (CV assistance)

The course will also provide you with a qualification in Health & Safety and further prepare you for the Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) test.

What you will learn

  • In addition to a range of Carpentry & Joinery units, you will undertake activities on
  • Health & Safety, Construction Drawing, Numeracy and ICT.
  • Carpentry and Joinery: An Introduction
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills
  • Manufacture Joinery Components
  • Carpentry and Joinery Repair and Maintenance
  • Construction Occupation Practices
  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • ICT
  • Additional units in
  • Develop Constructional Carpentry Skills
  • Develop Site Joinery Skills

Entry requirements

The course has no formal entry requirements, but applicants should have a genuine interest in carpentry & joinery and be aiming to gain a craft apprenticeship on course completion.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ┬áhere at the College.

The course will be delivered via blended learning using classroom and online activities along with practical workshop activities.

Future prospects

While the pre-apprenticeship course is in carpentry & joinery there are many transferable skills and attitudes gained throughout the progress of the course which may lead to employment in other areas within the construction sector.

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