Joinery

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Vocational

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Diploma in Site Joinery Level 1 

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will stay with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who all have in depth industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know-how that could even see you go on to set up your own business. The Level 1 course is exactly what is needed to develop the basic hand skills and tool development to build a foundation career in this affluent trade.

Attendance: Full-time

Start date: September 2020

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You will learn about the maintenance and use of woodworking hand tools. You will learn how to cut, shape, trim, fix and finish a range of materials, as well as basic wood jointing techniques. Lessons also cover safe working practices, quantities and communication.

How will you learn?

Students train and undertake continuous coursework which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context.

You need:

Four GCSEs graded between 9-1/A*-G would be desirable.

If you don’t already have an English and maths GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C, you will continue to work towards this as part of your main program of study*.

*Unless you are exempt. Please see condition of funding rules.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What’s next?

Move on to the Site Joinery Diploma Level 2 or apply for apprenticeship opportunities with enhanced joinery skills.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

Students are expected to come to every session equipped with pen, pencil and relevant note taking equipment. All other equipment will be provided.

Suitable clothing and footwear are required to comply with health and safety requirements.

Boots are provided.

3 Reasons to join us

  • Expert and experienced staff who will fully support you as you develop your joinery skills
  • High pass rates and good progression to Level 2, and apprenticeship
  • You will have the opportunity to develop real-work skills

Diploma in Site Joinery Level 2     

We can teach you real skills that can give you the gateway to a great industry and these skills will stay with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the enhanced practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full-time

Start date: September 2020

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You will build on your skills including fixtures, door linings, joists, hanging doors molding, skirting and erecting timber frames. You’ll pick up maintenance skills, communication and safe work practice. You will also get the chance to take a work placement.

How will you learn?

Students train and undertake continuous course work and practical assessments which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context.

How are you assessed?

Continuous course work throughout the course and practical assessments.

 

Students will undertake mandatory worthwhile work experience within the first year of the programme. This will be organized and managed by a dedicated placement officer and the wide network of collaborative partnerships and companies within the industry that work with the college to give students experience.

You need:

Site Joinery Diploma Level 1 or four GCSEs grade 9-1/A*-G would be desirable.

If you don’t already have an English and maths GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C, you will continue to work towards this as part of your main program of study*.

*Unless you are exempt. Please see condition of funding rules.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What’s next?

Move on to a Level 3 qualification in Site Joinery. Apply for apprenticeship opportunities with enhanced joinery skills, maths, English and Employability.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us

  • Expert and experienced staff who will fully support you as you develop your joinery skills.
  • High pass rates and good progression to Level 3 and apprenticeship programmes.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop real-work skills.

Diploma Site Joinery Level 3 

We can teach you real skills that can give you the gateway to a great industry and these skills will stay with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the enhanced practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full-time

Start date: September 2020

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Building on the skills developed at Level 2 you will continue to learn more about advanced joinery techniques and develop the theoretical knowledge to back up those skills. Lessons are made up of both practical and theory sessions and will include lectures, presentations and demonstrations.

Construction Diplomas can be converted into NVQs at any time in the future upon gaining employment in the relevant area. A short period of work experience on site may also be available.

How will you learn?

Students train and undertake continuous course work, which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context.

How are you assessed?

Through the practical work you produce and on-line testing.

You need:

Level 2 Diploma in Site Joinery

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What’s next?

Move on to work in the trades either at home or abroad, you could take on an apprenticeship, or go on to further study or training with future careers including site management, shop-fitting, joinery foreman or construction management.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us

  • This course will further develop your skills and understanding of the construction industry and create routes into an apprenticeship or employment.
  • Develop as a person within the programme with excellent achievement rates.
  • Working with expert tutors in first class fully equipped workshops and classrooms.

Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Joinery Apprenticeships

Joinery apprenticeships give you the skills needed for careers in joinery, carpentry and shop fitting. Roles may be carried out on construction sites, existing domestic or commercial premises or in workshops.
Throughout both the level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships you will use a range of hand and mechanical tools.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, your duties may include:
• Fitting wooden structures such as floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls and door and window frames (first fixings)
• Installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
• Working in a joiner’s shop to produce wooden products including doors, window frames and stair cases
• Installing, shop fronts and shop frames in public and commercial buildings
• Building temporary supports for concrete in the process of setting (formwork)

As a level 3 apprentice, your duties may include:
• Carrying out first and second fixings
• Putting up complex structural carcassing components including trussed rafter roofs and traditional cut roofs
• Fitting complex components
• Producing complex wood products
• Shop fitting components

Assessment:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 18 months
Level 3: 30 months

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. Our past students have been given the opportunity to carry out a wide range of work placements on construction sites, have benefitted from regular site visits and played a part in community-based projects. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Studying at a higher level, learners may be able to study alongside employment, either on day release or on an evening.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, organisation and time management. You will also get the chance to take part in a range of enrichment activities and may choose to take part in our enterprise activities. Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.