This qualification is for candidates wishing to gain an understanding of and some practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry.
Studying carpentry and joinery at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will give you the skills, confidence and underpinning knowledge to progress on to one of our higher level courses.
This vocational course is the perfect starting point for a career in carpentry and joinery. You will gain an understanding of construction in a wider context and learn the vital skills needed to become a carpenter or joiner.
Our newly built construction centre provides industry-standard facilities where you can learn the vital skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry. Our industry expert teachers aim to provide a fun and exciting course that will give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed as a carpenter or joiner, as well as an understanding of the construction sector.
This course includes the core units of building principles and health & safety, followed by carpentry & joinery units.
There will be an emphasis on practical activities, including practical project work in the local community, backed up with some theory work.
English and Maths are taught alongside your trade qualification.
For Level 1 you are required to have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths, although you will be able to complete English and maths alongside your course if necessary.
Level 1 and Level 2 are both 1 year courses.