Carpentry and Joinery
A carpentry and joinery course at Stephenson College will see you undertake various practical tasks that will improve your basic carpentry and joinery skills. As part of the course, you will participate in a number of Stephenson College in the Community projects that will not only see you continue to develop in the field of Carpentry and Joinery but also develop key teamwork and employability skills.
The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).
The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, on a construction site. A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.
This apprenticeship is designed to give a wide range of skills appropriate to the different occupations in the industry. This apprenticeship covers the following occupational areas: General Furniture Manufacturer, Bed Manufacturer, Modern Upholsterer, Furniture Finisher, Fitted Furniture Installer, Furniture Restorer, Modern Furniture Service Repairer, Foam Convertor and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer, Wood Machinist, Furniture CNC Specialist. The Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors industry is of significant importance to the UK economy, particularly in the supply of end products for residential and commercial living and work places. The ability to work to agreed targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential. Workplaces can be wide - ranging from small workshops to large factories. Furniture Manufacturers must be dexterous, have a good work ethic and able to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team.
The level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery is aimed at learners looking to progress into site carpentry. Most progress to level 2 before entering a job role in the industry. Carpentry and Joinery students will learn the basics of wood work fixtures and fittings. We will teach you the health and safety aspects of working in a workshop and on-site as well the proper preparation and maintenance of the tools you will use on a daily basis. You will learn to produce high quality work in a safe environment that encourages creativity.
This course will advance your knowledge of carpentry practice whilst on site. Students will develop their woodwork skills as well as widen their knowledge of construction technology and tool maintenance. You will gain a general understanding of theory and develops the practical skills needed to work as a carpenter or joiner. This includes hanging doors, fixing architrave and skirting, constructing kitchen and bathroom units and setting out and fixing roofs.