Carpentry - Core
Carpentry - Core
City & Guilds Level 2 Core in Construction and Building Services Engineering (8042-02)
If you are interested in a “hands on” career in the Wood Occupations Construction Industry then this is the programme for you. Learn by practice and develop key carpentry and joinery skills.
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Is this course right for me?
This one year part-time course is ideal for a learner, to study on a day release basis, of any age who wants to learn a trade and is suitable for leaners newly employed in construction, or those looking for a new career.
Every construction learner in Wales wishing to embark further courses in a construction trade will complete this qualification. The six core units are also part of every construction apprenticeship, so if you progress to an apprenticeship after this, you will already have completed a substantial part of the required learning.
- No formal entry requirements
- Each application is considered on individual merit
You will learn through a range of tasks within a ‘live’ workshop environment. These tasks will be supplemented with practical demonstrations which are designed to develop your awareness of the need for safe working practices, basic tool skills and accurate measurement. All of these skills are necessary to become a competent craftsperson.
This qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:
- Understanding of the buildings and structures that constitute the built environment and how they change, and have changed, over time
- Understanding of the trades, roles and careers in the construction and built environment sector
- Understanding of the life cycle of buildings and structures in the built environment and the associated principles and processes at each stage
- Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to construction and the built environment
- Knowledge of emerging technologies in the construction and built environment sector
- Employability skills and their understanding of how these are relevant to, and important in, the workplace in the construction and built environment sector
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of working in ways which protect health, safety, well-being and the environment
- Knowledge, skills and understanding required in planning, performing and evaluating common practical tasks in chosen trade within the construction and built environment sector
Core units to be studied include:
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Introduction to the Trades in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
- Introduction to the Built Environment Life Cycle
- Employability in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
- Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment when working in Construction and the Built Environment Sector
- Introduction to Emerging Technologies in Construction and the Built Environment Sector
Subject specific unit to be studied:
- Wood Occupations – Learners will gain an understanding of the role, tools, materials and equipment used when performing wood working tasks.
If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:
- Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
- Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
- Continuous assessment during the course
- Practical assessment during the course
- Portfolio of evidence
- Online examination
- If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review
Following successful completion of this course, learners will be invited to apply for the Level 2 Progression in Building Services Engineering.
Successful completion of this course could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Site Carpenter, Architectural Joinery, Shop fitter, Fitted Interiors.
Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.
- Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
- You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page