Archive for April, 2012
Carpentry is a very well respected vocation and it takes time and dedication to master the art. An NVQ Level 2 Carpentry is an excellent choice for a vocational qualification, because there is nothing more valuable than getting your hands dirty and learning the skills required.
This course may lead you to work in schools, roads, hospitals, offices and airports and many more public or private environments.
The course typically involves working in an environment you may find yourself in as a carpenter. You will be expected to carry out practical and written assessments and an NVQ assessor will test your ability to carry out tasks.
Salary: Up to £27,000 but potential to earn more self-employed.
The units you may be required to cover are as follows:
– Health and safety. This is especially important in such a profession as you will be using power tools and handling various types of wood.
– Be able to make illustrations. Preparation is the key.
– Numeracy and communication skills
– Joining products and skills
– Planning methodically
– Installing first and second fixing
– Maintaining carpentry work
– Bench work/site work
– Erecting timber frames
– Shop fitting
Duration: Up to 2 years
70 apprenticeships are being offered in Birmingham by a hair academy, Francesco Group, who have opened a training facility.
The academy will be located on New Birmingham Street in Birmingham.
The academy are offering the following apprenticeships:
50 apprenticeships offering a two year course, qualifying in NVQ level 2 Hairdressing
20 apprenticeships offering experience on the job as a hairdresser.
The start of the course will start in September 2012.
According to principal of John Ruskin College, Croydon, it was the correct decision to park A levels and offer vocational courses to young students. Tim Eyton-Jones decided back in 2010 that students would be better off participating in NVQs such as hair, beauty, business and administration and media.
As we know, NVQ courses enable students to gain experience in their chosen subjects and during this unstable economy vocational subjects are worth so much more than academic subjects.
Mr Eyton-Jones wants to continue to improve on these skills and realises that these core skills are crucial in every day life i.e. how to deal with staff, how to organise your time, managements, dealing with customers or work colleagues. It’s these core skills which a number of young graduates are lacking in, so I hope other colleges will also follow suit and offer NVQs more and more.
John Ruskin College have pulled out the stops to help students in the working environment.The college has created a broadcasting centre akin to the BBC newsroom, a replica nursery for NVQ childcare courses and even a salon for hair a beauty courses.
Macs are also being provided, stepping away from the typical PC environment of the classroom.