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Course Title Onsite Construction (specialising in Carpentry and Joinery)
Level: 3
Code T104

Overview of the Course

You will learn to carry out advanced skilled work using timber products including being able to produce curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work. You will create and install building components, manage your own work and lead a small team - demonstrating that you can manage your own and other people’s work to the required standard.

You will also gain a good knowledge and understanding of work scheduling, technical specifications, site communication, effective health and safety practices, and be able to source appropriate resources required for complex or non-standard work.

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Site Manager
  • Health and Safety Supervisor

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSE passes at grade 9-4, including maths and English. Students with a Level 2 Extended Certificate/ Diploma qualification or Apprenticeship will also be considered.

How long is the course and when can I start?

This course will start in September and you will study for two years to achieve the full qualification.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the following occupational areas:

  • Health and Safety
  • Scientific Considerations
  • Design Considerations
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainability and Environmental Considerations
  • Measurement
  • Building Technology
  • Information and Data
  • Relationship Management
  • Digital Technology
  • Commercial Business

Your studies will focus on:

  • Preparing for the production of complex timber-based building products and structures
  • Producing complex timber-based components
  • Assembling complex timber-based products
  • Installing complex timber-based products into complex structures

You will sit an externally-set exam at the end of each academic year to test your understanding of the subject. You will also undertake a skill-assessment to demonstrate your competency skills. Whilst on work placement, you will be set a project by your employer that you must successfully complete to demonstrate your overall breadth of learning.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

This brand-new qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers to ensure that what you are learning meets the needs of the industry. You will combine the benefits of practical and theory-based learning to generate the knowledge and experience needed for skilled employment or further training.

Work experience

Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. Bury College will support students in finding relevant work placements. These will last a minimum of 315 hours and average 350 hours (around 45 days). Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a combination of the two. Placements will depend on your preferred pathway. Advanced Site Carpenters normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises preparing and installing high quality doors, staircases with turns, fixtures and fittings and roof structures. Advanced architectural joiners are mainly employed in a workshop setting in the manufacture of bespoke architectural products such as doors, windows, staircases and panelling.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Are there any additional costs or requirements?


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