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T Level Foundation Year – Site Carpentry

This one-year T Level Foundation Year Programme has been designed to give you the best chance of progressing onto your chosen T Level – and successfully completing it.

It’s been developed with leading businesses, schools and colleges to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and work experience that you will need for your next step, and that employers look for in future employees.

You will gain the following:
– Technical knowledge and practical skills
– Industry-based work experience
– Relevant English, maths and digital skills
– Focused individual support and personal development

This course encompasses the Certificate in Site Carpentry.

Some of the units covered in this course could include:
– Principles of construction
– Structural carpentry
– Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
– Non-structural carpentry following plastering
– Timber technology and the use of the circular saw

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Select from the start date/s below…

Sep 2023 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB481 (2023)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
North Devon campus Apply
Sep 2024 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB481 (2024)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
North Devon campus Apply

Course details


Assessment will be through a variety of methods which could include practical activities, written activities or externally assessed content.

Entry Requirements

All entrants must hold four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next level course


This course is aimed at anyone interested in going on to study a T Level in construction.

Facilities and resources

Our workshops are fully equipped with hand tools, power tools and up-to-date machinery, and our classrooms are fully equipped with smart boards and other teaching and learning devices.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Starting Date : 08/09/2023
Course Code : FTB481 (2023) North Devon campus Apply
Starting Date : 09/09/2024
Course Code : FTB481 (2024) North Devon campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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