Paul Carpenter

Carpentry and Joinery - Programme Leader


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Biography

Paul has thirty years’ experience within the construction industry where he has fulfilled a variety of positions ranging from Joiner to a teacher of construction studies within the Special Educational setting.

Over the years Paul has gained valuable experience working with young people with early life trauma and special educational needs. This has provided him with excellent interpersonal skills as well as becoming a expert in delivering courses designed for individual progress.

This is accomplished through the use of specific differentiated projects or work designed to allow all ability levels to succeed on their courses within the Carpentry and Joinery section.

Paul is a very respected and much liked member of the teaching staff who always has the interests of the students and their success as his main priority whether academically or pastorally.

Expert In...

  • Bench Joinery 
  • Site carpentry 
  • Teaching and Learning for the Joinery section 
  • Development and continuous improvement 
  • Specialist Teacher for the SEMH environment
  • Health and safety in Construction 
  • Building Technology  
  • Planning Construction Projects 
  • Projects in Construction 
  • Building Regulations  
  • Construction and Design 
  • Sustainability in Construction  
     

Qualifications and Accolades

  • Management (Level 6)
  • Professional Certificate in Education (Level 5)
  • Carpentry and Joinery (Advanced Craft; C&G)
  • IQA and Assessors Awards

Industry Background

Paul has an extensive CV regarding work within the construction industry where he has worked in a variety of roles since the 1980s when he embarked as an apprentice joiner on the construction of Heysham 2 Nuclear Power Station.

During his career he has held a variety of positions ranging from a self-employed joiner working on bespoke commissions, to site supervisor running a number construction projects in the North West area.

He is experienced in the production of high quality projects such as bespoke furniture to high specification form work.

Paul has used this extensive experience over the past few years to become a successful teacher and lecturer in construction where he has excelled in the delivery of courses aimed at students and pupils with a wide range of diversity and ability.

Professional Activities

  • Networking with local employers and career events.
  • Further reading and research to keep up to date with industry standards.
  • I have undertaken a variety of CPD activities each year.  

Why B&FC?

The college allows staff to develop their teaching to achieve the highest standards.

This allows teaching staff to focus on individual learners, providing the support needed to succeed academically and professionally.

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We are all about the students, we are here to enable them to be the best they can be.