Construction T level: Onsite Construction - Carpentry and Joinery specialism (C7262)
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||T Level Technical Qualification
This T Level has been developed in collaboration with construction industry experts so the content meets the needs of the industry and will prepare you for the workplace. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how the construction industry works, the principles of design, and the role of technology and sustainability to enable you to follow a career in onsite construction (carpentry and joinery) or to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship or a degree. You will spend 80% of your time at college learning a broad range of core key theories from across the on-site construction sector plus undertake a series of in-depth practical tasks in our purpose-built workshop as well as developing your skills in carpentry and joinery in a real-life setting on a 45-day industry placement where you will work on an employer set project to develop your skills in carpentry and joinery. The placement may be undertaken in block release, day release, or a combination of both. The College will support you to find the best placement to suit you.
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You will learn a broad range of core skills from across the on-site construction sector as well as for your chosen specialism of carpentry and joinery, this will give you a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills.
Over the two years, you will cover health and safety, science, design, construction and the built environment, industry, sustainability, measurement, building technology, information and data, relationship management, digital technology, and commercial/business. In the second year, you will focus on skills specific to carpentry and joinery working towards the following performance outcomes:
- Preparing for the production of complex timber-based building products and structures
- Producing complex timber-based components
- Assembling complex timber-based products
- Installing complex timber-based products into complex structures.
You will work on an employer set project during your industry placement to give you hands-on experience in a real-life setting and put the theory you have learned into practice as well as developing invaluable skills such as communication skills, teamwork, and problem-solving.
English, maths, and digital skills relevant to onsite construction will be integrated throughout the course and you must achieve a level 2 in English and maths as a minimum exit requirement.
How will it be delivered?
You will be assessed via a variety of formal methods during your course plus assessments such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project, and summarise your learning through practical assignments.
This will generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*. You will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate which will show a breakdown of what you have achieved and can be worth up to 168 UCAS points.
Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills in both English and maths at level 2, plus two other GCSE's and grade 3 or above, one of which must be a science or design-related subject.
All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment, and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level of study and the outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.
Your next steps...
On successful completion of all elements of your programme you will gain a T Level in Construction: Onsite Construction and be qualified to progress straight to a career in carpentry and joinery or continue to an apprenticeship/higher level apprenticeship or degree.
Our independent careers advisors can support you through your next steps and provide information, advice, and guidance.