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Carpentry & Joinery (Bench/Site) - Work Based Learning

Start Date: Sep-17
Course Code: AJOINR FLF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)

Essentials

Duration: 2/3 years Full-time
Information Event: Y


LEVEL 1/2 IN CARPENTRY JOINERY
Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery provides a wide range of practical woodworking skills and job-related knowledge. During the course you will learn about wood jointing techniques, building methods and technology, using hand and power tools, handling and storing materials and working safely.
During the Level 2 course you will learn and practise a range of skills in first and second fix and structural site carpentry tasks by completing a series of practical projects in the workshop ,supported by job knowledge gained in the classroom as well as modules of study.

Level 2 Skills for Work (Bench Joinery):The Level 2 Diploma in Joinery balances theory with hands-on experience. You will learn how to set up and use a circular saw, manufacture routine joinery products, and carry out different hand and power tool techniques. You will learn about health and safety, timber technology and timber ironmongery. You will also be taught how to handle equipment and materials safely and correctly.

How do I Join?

  • You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 years for those who require additional support and 24 years for those in care) and be unemployed. Apply online and attend an interview.
  • Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

What will I study?

Construction Skills Awards- CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery units to include:

  • Health,Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries.
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Knowledge of construction industry.
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery tools.
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
  • Produce woodworking joints.

Construction Skills- CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry and Joinery units to include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries.
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Understanding construction technology 2.
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
  • Carry out first fixing operations.
  • Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work. 
  • Carry out second fixing operations.
  • Carry out structural carcassing operations.

Construction Skills- CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Joinery (Bench) units to include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries.
  • Knowledge of construction technology.
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products.
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
  • Produce setting out details for routine joinery products.
  • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery.
  • Manufacture routine joinery products.

What support is available while I am on the course? You will be allocated a personal tutor to help you throughout the course. The college also offers learning support and guidance.


How can I succeed on this programme?

  • Punctuality and 100% attendance.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your course.
  • Appropriate behaviour and maturity.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Safety conscious.


What will I gain?

CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

  • Good practical skills.
  • An awareness of safety issues.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable) City & Guilds Employability Award City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Joinery (Site & Bench)

  • Good practical skills.
  • The ability to work methodically and accurately.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and with other trades people.
  • City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable). City & Guilds Employability Award. City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award.

Will I complete a work placement? The College is committed to ensuring that all trainees benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement through the Level 1 and Level 2 Skills for Work. Industry links are also through the work placements and college, employer engagement.
Level 2 Skills for Work (Site Joinery)

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APPRENTICESHIPSNI LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3
ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2 & Level 3 in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery combines the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding and practical skills gained in the college classroom and workshops.

How do I join?
You must be in paid employment at least 21 hours per week including college day release. You must be aged 16-24. Apply online and attend an interview. Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

What will I study?
An ApprenticeshipsNI Framework which consists of: A competence based element NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry.  A knowledge based element Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. Employment rights and responsibilities Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) are a compulsory part of all Apprenticeship programmes that show that the apprentice has had a full induction to the employing company and training programme, and is aware of the essential workplace rights and responsibilities. Essential Skills Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT (if applicable).

Construction Skills- CSkills NVQ Level 2/3 Diploma in Site Carpentry units of study include:

  • Install first fixing components including: door/window frames and linings, floor joist coverings, partitions, plasterboard and staircases.
  • Install second fixing components including: doors, mouldings, ironmongery, wall/ floor units and cladding.
  • Erecting structural carcassing components including: roofs, floor joists, flat roof and floor coverings.
  • In addition you will be required to read and extract information from drawings and specifications, conform to general workplace safety guidelines, security and waste management controls.
  • At Level 3 you will learn how to install complex structural carcassing such as inclined roofs, hips and valleys, roof verge and eaves finishes and dormers.

An ApprenticeshipsNI Framework which consists of:

A competence based element NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery. A knowledge based element Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery. Employment rights and responsibilities Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) are a compulsory part of all Apprenticeship programmes that show that the apprentice has had a full induction to the employing company and training programme, and is aware of the essential workplace rights and responsibilities. Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT (if applicable).

Construction Skills- CSkills Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bench Joinery units of study include:

  • Health and Safety Practice
  • Use of hand tools
  • Use of power tools
  • Fitting ironmongery
  • Architraves/skirting boards
  • Doormaking/hanging
  • Tool sharpening
  • Window frames
  • Information/quantities communication
  • Manufacture doors/door frames
  • Stairs
  • Cabinets
  • Panelling
  • Set up and Operate Cutting machinery
  • At Level 3 you will learn how to : • Manufacture shaped/curved joinery products • Gain an understanding of how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

What will I gain?

CSkills NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Site Carpentry. CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. City & Guilds Essential Skills Numeracy/Literacy, ICT (if applicable). ApprenticeshipsNI Full Framework certificate.

CSkills NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Bench Joinery. CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery. City & Guilds Essential Skills Numeracy/Literacy, ICT (if applicable). ApprenticeshipsNI Full Framework certificate.

Employers
There is NO COST to the apprentice or the employer for ApprenticeshisNI training. The only cost to the employer is the apprentices salary. An Employer Financial Incentive is available on achievement by the Apprentice of full Level 2 and/or Level 3 Framework. This incentive ranges from £250 to £1,500 depending on the complexity and level of apprenticeship undertaken.


Special Features

  • Employer presentations, Industrial Site Visits and Skills Compeitions
  • Bonus Payments - you will receive £160 in Year 1 and £200 in Year 2.

Assessment Methods

Level 1 & 2 Skills for Work

Continuous assessment throughout the course of practical workshop and theory tasks. This will be presented as a portfolio of evidence. Practical aspects of the course are examined by an overall practical end test. Theory is tested at the end of each unit by an online, multiple choice exam. There will also be an externally set multiple choice exam.

Apprenticeships NI Level 2

Continuous assessment throughout the course of practical workshop and theory tasks. Evidence of competency can be obtained through observations in the workplace, physical Bench Joinery products of work, reports, plans, photographs, online assessments, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.


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Level 1 Skills for Work

You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed. And meet the GCSE entry criteria for Skills for Work Level 1.

Level 2 Skills for Work

You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed and meet the GCSE entrance criteria for Skills for Work Level 2.

ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2/Level 3

To be eligible to enter ApprenticeshipsNI programmes Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship provision, an unemployed person must: have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16; have or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/ off- the-job training) with one employer; have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework; meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice; have achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for Employment and Learning; and pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for Employment and Learning.

In addition if you are an existing employer you must: Be in permanent remunerative employment with a Northern Ireland-based company from day one of the apprenticeship; be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off-the-job training) with one employer; and meet all the other eligibility criteria as set out above.


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Level 1 Skills for Work

Achievement of the Level 1 Diploma could lead to progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Joinery. Progression will depend upon grades achieved and satisfactory progress reviews.

Level 2 Skills for Work

Achievement of the Level 2 Diploma could lead to employment within the Construction Industry with the possible opportunity to achieve an ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2. NB: Progression to ApprenticeshipsNI requires paid employment and will depend upon grades achieved and satisfactory progress reviews.

Apprenticehsips NI Level 2: Achievement of Level 2 ApprenticeshipsNI offers possible progression to ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3.

Achievement of ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3 offers possible progression to HNC/HND.


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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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