Course Code: CC1FE151 Onsite Construction: Carpentry and Joinery - T Level Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in carpentry and joinery. Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level. During the 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of construction occupations. Other Onsite Construction T Levels are available, specialising in one of the following: • Bricklaying • Plastering • Painting and decorating Entry Requirements16-18 year-olds wanting to develop a broad range of construction skills with a specialism in carpentry and joinery, will find this course gives them the practical experience coupled with the technical knowledge either to go on to further study, or move into employment. 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Personal Protective Equipment Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedT Level Technical Qualification in Onsite Construction Industry Placement and Field TripsThis course features a mandatory 750-hour work placement over the two years, designed to enhance learning and increase your employability. We will also invite you to attend mandatory relevant field trips and career events, which you could draw from to enhance your CV and personal statement. Learning and Teaching MethodsAll students will develop a general understanding of construction, including: • Health and safety • The science behind building design, surveying and planning • Making accurate and appropriate measurements • Construction methods • Building regulations and standards • Data management and information standards in construction • Relationship management and customer service • How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction • Digital engineering techniques • Mathematical techniques to solve construction problems • Construction design principles and processes • The construction industry and its role in the economy • Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction • Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility Teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments. When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll the equipment and resources you need, and field trips, are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression A wide range of career options are available across the construction sector Students on this course will be trained as specialists in carpentry and joinery and associated trades.