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Boat Outfitting Skills (Carpentry) – Supported by Princess Yachts

Course Code: PYCICS

Level: E
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

About the course

This ten week course will give you the basic knowledge of carpentry, hand skills and maintenance. There will be the opportunity to have an interview with Princess Yachts upon successful completion.

What you'll learn

General procedures:

  • general procedures
  • housekeeping of work area
  • correct PPE
  • time keeping/punctuality
  • work ethic/pace
  • attitude/general behaviour
  • importance of using GWI and BSWI.

 

General practices:

  • use of hand tools
  • use of power/air tools
  • following instructions – written and verbal
  • use of appropriate glue.

 

Carpentry Academy – specific tasks

  • gluing and trimming laminate
  • cutting and fixing hardwood mouldings
  • assembling small units/boxes
  • applying and trimming off foil and timber veneer
  • assembling kit parts/units
  • understanding drawings
  • screwing and fixings battens
  • correct use of glues
  • hanging doors
  • fitting door furniture
  • scribing 6mm WBP panels
  • scribing faced panels
  • scribing finished units
  • cutting faced materials
  • scribing bulk heads
  • cutting and fitting head lining panels
  • cutting hardwood and foil faced MDF mitres
  • teak decking
  • use of silicone
  • john guest plumbing
  • fitting of skin fittings
  • structural bonding.

 

General engineering hand skills:

  • use of powered and hand tools
  • use of measuring equipment
  • following health and safety policy
  • use of appropriate fixtures and fittings
  • engineering academy specific tasks
  • plan the fitting activity before starting
  • measure and mark out components accurately using the appropriate tools and techniques
  • produce components combining different operations and features
  • use a range of marking out equipment
  • mark out work pieces
  • cut and shape the materials to the required specifications using the appropriate tools and techniques
  • measure and check that all dimensional and geometrical aspects of the component are to the correct specification
  • produce components to standards
  • deal promptly and effectively with problems within your control, seek guidance for issues you cannot resolve
  • leave the work area in a safe and tidy condition on completion of all activities.

 

General engineering maintenance:

  • use of powered and hand tools
  • use of measuring equipment
  • following health and safety policy
  • use of appropriate fixtures and fittings
  • maintenance academy specific tasks
  • carry out maintenance on equipment
  • remove and refit a range of mechanical components
  • obtain the information required for the safe removal and replacement of components
  • obtain and prepare the appropriate tools and equipment
  • apply diagnostic techniques and procedures
  • carry out checks on maintained equipment
  • maintain mechanical equipment in compliance with organisational guidelines and codes of practice
  • deal promptly and effectively with problems within your control and seek help and guidance from the relevant people if you have problems you cannot resolve
  • leave the work area in a safe and tidy condition on completion of the maintenance activity.

 

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to be aged 19+ and have a passion for carpentry.

 

Assessments/Exams

You will not be required to sit any exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a full-time construction course at the College or an Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: PYCICS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.