Key areas that you will focus on include:
Principles of organizing, planning and pricing construction work;
Carry out first fix roofing and stairs;
Carry out second fixing double doors and moldings;
Setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery;
Health and safety;
Use of hand tools;
Measuring and accuracy;
Working from plans;
Creating and preparing floorboards, joists, window frames and more. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to go on trips and visits (to places such as local building developments) and listen to experienced guest speakers.
When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.
You must have a Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Math's and English.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby where they could gain an HNC/HND in Construction, or move on to other universities. There are a wide range of employment opportunities in the building trade business.