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Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 Course

£389.00

This Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 course enables you to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of carpentry. You will learn how to craft high quality items using the appropriate materials for the job together with the tools and techniques.

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Course Description

The Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 course will develop your knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the use of wood to construct items as large as buildings and as small as desk drawers.

On completion of this course, you will be able to transform wood into saleable items, from tables to rocking-horses. You will also understand the different types of timber and the process involved preparing it for use.

There is a high demand for Carpenters at the moment and as a Carpenter you will enjoy a relatively high income, meeting the demand for uniquely produced objects.

Support

The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Modules

Module 1 : Understanding Timber

  • Description of hardwood and softwood
  • Uses for wood and supply
  • Natural defects
  • Drying processes
  • Storing timber
  • Basic overview of timber grading
  • Properties of timber related to use
  • Timber preservation

Module 2 : Hand Tools

  • Workshop space and general handling of tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Setting out bench tools
  • Squares and gauges
  • Saws (types and selection)
  • Planes
  • Chisels
  • Hammers
  • Punches and drivers
  • Finishing tools
  • Tool storage and maintenance

Module 3 : Portable Electric Power Tools

  • Safety aspects
  • Use of power tools
  • Maintenance and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Screwdrivers
  • Circular saws
  • Mitre saws
  • Routers
  • Nail guns

Module 4 : Battery Operated and Gas Cartridge Operated Tools

  • Safety aspects
  • Charging and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Jigsaws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cartridge and impulse operated fixing tools

Module 5 : Basic Joints

  • Cutting timber
  • End joints (simple scarf joints)
  • Edge joints (lap and mortise and tenon)
  • Dowel joints
  • Dovetail joints
  • Mitre joints

Module 6 : Gluing and Fixing

  • Health and safety, and preparing the working environment
  • Adhesives: types, safety, application and uses
  • Nails: types, safety, application and uses
  • Screws: types, sizes, uses and application

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Certification

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 80 and 100 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by the publisher to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means the publisher has undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Paper-based Course materials
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Certification