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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This Course is suitable for individuals wishing to study carpentry in more depth and to gain employment in the industry. The focus is on practical application of skills and supporting theory. It is an ideal course for individuals interested in carpentry or joinery and wishing to gain employment in the industry.

Progression after the programme could be onto Level 3 Site Carpentry, Advanced Construction Award,employment in the industry or an Apprenticeship.

During the first year of the programme students will work towards Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery. Upon successful completion, you will be able to study at Level 2.

Both of these qualifications have been developed to recognise certain skills and knowledge which are necessary to work in a particular occupation, but which do not cover the full range of competence demanded by NVQs. After completing the programme and demonstrating competence on site, you may wish to develop your skills further and work towards higher NVQs/ Diplomas in carpentry or joinery.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3 including English (C/4), maths and a science or IT subject are required.

A good achievement and attendance report from a previous school or college and a successful college interview and assessment will also be needed.

What does this programme involve?

Level 1 Site Carpentry is made up of units:
-Carry out safe working practices
-Information, quantities and communication with others
-Building methods and construction technology
-Basic woodworking joints
-Maintaining and using hand and portable power tools

Progressing onto Level 2 will reinforce your knowledge and you will complete the following units:-
-*Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
-Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
-Understanding construction technology
-Carry out first and second fixing operations
-Structural carcassing
-Maintenance to non-structural carcassing operations
-*Prepare and use portable power tools

*Level 1 exemption

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This is essentially a practical programme, although there are written assignments linked to the practical work and a phase test. There is also an externally set examination and internal practical assessments.

The programme will be assessed continually through practical tasks and the completion of a log book of workshop based activities. Your theoretical work will be assessed by completion of a number of work related portfolios.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase steel toe-capped shoes and overalls for this programme.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
I2AF Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,665.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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Dan, Built Environment

Dan, 19

Dan, Built Environment

Dan started a Level 3 Built Environment and Construction Apprenticeship at Eastleigh College and has progressed onto a Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management, which has broadened his experience and opportunities available to him.


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