2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or
another relevant Entry Level qualification.
You will have a pre-induction interview/
assessment to make sure this is the right
level for you.
How Is It Assessed
Students are frequently assessed both in the practical environment and in the classroom. There are a number of theoretical unit end tests, various practical models and a final practical assessment. Online support is also provided through the college VLE portal, Canvas.
How Is It Taught
Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up to date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and all staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resources Centres or one of the special study workshops in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. The workshops are large and spacious and are well equipped to set you off on your career in wood trades. It will be necessary for students to undertake some research on an individual basis to help support the learning of the underpinning knowledge aspect of the course.
What Could I do Next
On successful completion of the Level 1 Introductory Award in Carpentry & Joinery you could be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment within the industry you could become an Apprentice, studying the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery. The skills you have gained on the Level Introductory Award will benefit you if you choose the Apprenticeship route.
What Else Do I Need To Know
As part of the course the college promotes an open environment which encourages support from parents and guardians. Expert tutors are readily available to answer any questions relating to the course and you are encouraged to speak to them if you have any questions. This course will give you an excellent foundation if you wish to progress onto the Level 2 qualification.