Carpentry and Joinery - Oldham College

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Carpentry and Joinery

Faculty of Construction

What will I study?

Level 1 : Full Time Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

  • Health & Safety
  • Principles of Building
  • Prepare and Use Hand Tools
  • Prepare and Use Portable Power Tools

Level 2 : Full Time Diploma in Site Carpentry / Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

  • Health & Safety
  • Principles of building construction, information and communications
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw
  • Produce setting out details for bench joinery products
  • Mark out from setting out details for bench joinery products
  • Manufacture bench joinery products

Level 3 : Full Time  - Diploma in Site Carpentry / Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Carry out first fixing roofing and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames
  • Manufacture stairs with turns

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Level 2 and Advanced, Level 3 in both Site and Bench Joinery.

The apprenticeship in site joinery is delivered in our specialist facilities and in the workplace by highly qualified dedicated vocational staff. The qualification is a mix of practical hands on work, interactive theory classroom activities and on site evidence. Learners will study basic hand skills to be able to perfect simulated first, second fix and structural carpentry tasks in practical underpinned in technology classes, they will also be taught health & safety.

At Level 3 the Site course will include advanced roofing techniques, fitting stars with turns, manufacturing processes and sustainability and on Bench will include advanced machinery techniques, bespoke shaped manufacturing processes and sustainability

You will be required to have Grade D/Level 3 or above in English and Maths and depending on your GCSE's will study English and Maths to Level 2 alongside your qualification.

How will I be assessed?

Full Time Courses

All course are assessed via multiple choice questions for theory units and practical assessments with set time scale set by City & Guilds

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

You will be taught by specialists in our up to date training facilities and supported and observed in the workplace by qualified assessors with a wealth of expertise in the industry.

You will attend college 1 day per week to learn the knowledge required to do your job and develop your skills. There are a number of exams at both Level 2 and Level 3.

The NVQ Diploma is achieved through the creation of a site diary including workshop evidence and supported by on-site assessments.

What will this lead to?

Based on your entry qualifications you may enter either at Level 1 or Level 2, full time progression is to the next level based on successful completion of initial, proven attendance and your capabilities during your initial course.

You’ll work as an employee or a self-employed contractor for large and small construction companies. You may work on a construction site, a client’s premises, or in your own workshop.

Depending on where you work, your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • discussing plans and following instructions
  • cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, doors, skirting boards and window frames
  • making and fitting wooden structures like staircases, door frames, roof timbers and partition walls
  • making and assembling fitted and free-standing furniture
  • installing kitchens, cupboards and shelving
  • building temporary wooden supports to hold setting concrete in place (shuttering)
  • making and fitting interiors in shops, bars, restaurants, offices and public buildings
  • constructing stage sets for theatre, film and TV productions

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in either Site or Bench Joinery you can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship in either Site or Bench Joinery you can progress to an HNC Level 4 or a HND Level 5 qualification.

Apprentices who follow the Site Carpentry can have a varied career working on new builds, refurbishments or in specialist areas. Bench Joinery apprentices will see a variety of wood products in production, depending upon the company.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Carpentry and Joinery

Faculty: Construction

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship

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