This is a nationally-recognised course covering proper use of tools and equipment. The course covers several practical based units such as; wood working machine use, jointing techniques, door construction, stair construction and theory units about the construction industry.
The practical element of the course, making a door and making a stair, accounts for the majority of the time spent at college and the remainder is taken up by classroom-based tasks such as: basic construction drawing skills, health and safety, scaffolding, construction technologies and mandatory core skills.
Practical elements of this course cover:
Introduction to carpentry and joinery tools and techniques; Marking, setting out and manufacturing a complex timber door; Marking, setting out and manufacturing a scaled version of a staircase; Learning and using wood working machines in a safe manner.
1 subject at National 5 and 4 at National 4 including English, Maths or a science subject. Or 6 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths or a science subject. Interview and pre-entry test.
Construction and the Built Environment