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Carpentry and Joinery Transition Programme – one year foundation to the T Level in Onsite Construction – Carpentry and Joinery – C7332

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Course Overview

Developing practical skills and underpinning job knowledge to an industry standard; there are mandatory subjects that focus on how bench carpenters undertake and complete work. Associated works such as manufacturing, fitting, hand skills, health and safety, principles of building and the CSCS on site health and safety card in the Carpentry and Joinery area.

These will be learnt using classrooms and industrial standard workshops along with some online learning to develop a rounded college learning experience.

If you don’t have the relevant grades to progress directly onto the T level then this transition study programme is for you. The course is aimed at 16-18 who wish to progress onto the Level 3 T level. This will involve retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will learn the fundamentals in developing skills to undertake a T level this will involve hand skills in both bench and site work, using arrange machines to help with manufacturing and installing on site, along with health and safety in the workplace and understanding how to communicate with others.

You will also develop your maths, English and digital skills along with the behaviors required to undertake a T level or gain employment.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths, both of which should be a minimum of grade 3 or above, plus a further two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, one of which must include a science or technical based subject.
All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level and outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.

How you will be assessed

There will be continuous formative assessments throughout the programme which will be set by your tutors to check your progress in both your Vocational, Maths and English. Practical formative assessments will also take the form of tutor-designed assessments which will be set throughout the year.

Maths and English at Level 2 or Equivalent Functional skills will need to be achieved to progress on to a T Level.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Additional Costs

Students will need to purchase PPE at an approximate cost of £35 (eg boots, overalls, high visibility vests as appropriate) and tool kits for use in the workshop and for use during their industrial placement at an approximate cost of £106.00

The College may be able to support you with this. Please take a look at information about the Learner Support Fund on the website for more details.

Basic stationery items such as pens, pencils, ring binders and writing paper and a copy of the Onsite Guide will also be required.

There are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19 years old but there will be material costs that will need to be paid at the start of the course. Students will also need to purchase PPE for use in the workshops and on-site. The College may be able to support you with this.

This course is for under 19s only.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

This course is designed to develop the skills required to Progress on to a Level 3 T Level, with the aim of moving into employment in carpentry and joinery.

T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and lead to higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment and are mapped to the apprenticeships programme

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

An Interview will be held with you to discuss the most suitable programme.

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