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PRE APPRENTICESHIP TO CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   05

PRE APPRENTICESHIP TO CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

This course is offered in conjunction with Morrison Construction and is aimed at those pursuing a career within the construction industry. This is an ideal course if you want to progress to carpentry and joinery apprenticeship programmes. It gives you the chance to use the skills you have developed so far in project work in a realistic working environment.

You will develop skills in using manual and power tools, constructing frameworks, calculating materials for work, workplace health and safety, risk assessments and method statements.

Read about James Wilson's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes bench and site joinery work. Units will include:

    • Principles of building and construction
    • Operating power tools
    • Produce setting out details for bench joinery products
    • Manufacture bench joinery products
    • Finishing techniques

Why choose this course

During the year you will benefit from visits to live construction sites, where you will gain industry insight and complete coursework while there. 

You will have the chance to learn through a structured work experience placement on-site with Morrison Construction*

 

*Subject to satisfactory attendance and achievement throughout the year. 

Entry requirements

This course is a progression from NPA construction.

  • Relevant practical experience at level 5 (for example practical woodworking or craft skills)
  • Ideally, level 5 communication, numeracy and ICT
  • Those without the above qualifications but with relevant work or life experience are encouraged to apply
  • Where it leads

    Education: NC Built Environment/NC Civil Engineering.

    Employment: apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, or your preferred trade 

Interview arrangements

Interview involves a practical skills test and group interview. Please bring with you copies of your qualifications. 

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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