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Onsite Construction (Carpentry & Joinery)

Course Code: TLOCN

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: T Level
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years

About the course

The construction industry offers a vast array of well-paid and highly respected career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals who are interested in being a part of shaping the future.

You will develop a deeply rooted understanding of the overall industry and you will learn the key concepts of design, materials, and building technologies, and develop the necessary related skills

In addition to this, you will specialise in carpentry and joinery

T Levels are a brand-new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels.

This two-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an Apprenticeship or a degree.

 

What you'll learn

You will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • health and safety
  • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • construction methods
  • building regulations and standards
  • data management and information standards in construction
  • relationship management and customer service
  • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • digital engineering techniques
  • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • construction design principles and processes
  • the construction industry and its role in the economy
  • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility.
Entry requirements

In our experience, to be successful on this level of programme you will need an appropriate functional level in English and maths to be able to fulfil the coursework requirements. We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

  • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 with a minimum of a grade 5 in maths and a 4 in English
  • a BTEC Level 2 certificate or equivalent graded merit or above
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme.

This course is currently only for 16 to 18-year-olds.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.

Click here to visit the official City & Guilds website.

What's next?

On successful completion of the T Level you may progress to:

  • the Foundation Degree in Construction or Civil Engineering at the College
  • university-level study in a related subject, including nursing, at institutions throughout the UK
  • an Apprenticeship
  • employment in a variety of jobs, for example: bricklayer, carpenter, painter and decorator, plasterer, shop fitter or trainee surveyor.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

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.)

Full-time

Course Code: TLOCN

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 This course is free for this age groupFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.