Course Description

Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate)

An apprenticeship is a training and education programme, which mixes learning in a college such as DFEi with work-based learning in a company. This Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship programme is a 4-year programme consisting of 7 phases. Apprentices’ complete phases 1, 3, 5 and 7 with a registered employer. Phases 4 and 6 are completed as block release whereby you attend a college such as DFEi to complete. Operated in conjunction with SOLAS, each block release phase in DFEi is of 10- or 11-weeks’ duration. Attend DFEi for an 11-week block during phase 4 of your apprenticeship and again for another 10-week block during phase 6. On successful completion of all 7 phases of the apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified Carpenter and Joiner with a QQI Level 6 internationally recognised advanced certificate, Craft – Carpentry and Joinery. This course aims to equip apprentices with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to work to the highest standard in this trade. Carpenters and Joiners are required to prepare, build, and install a wide range of wood products including doors, windows, floors, walls, staircases, and roof trusses. On completion of the full SOLAS Advanced Craft Certificate, opportunities are available for advancement.

CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryFurnishings, Art
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course DurationOne year
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: The minimum age at which the employment of an apprentice may commence is 16 years of age The minimum educational requirements are: Grade D in five subjects in the Junior Certificate or an approved equivalent or The successful completion of an approved Pre–Apprenticeship course or Three years’ work experience gained over sixteen years of age in a relevant activity
Carear PathOpportunities arise from time to time for promotion to supervisor level. Many apprentices use their apprenticeship qualification as a platform to launch careers such as managers, owners of businesses, teachers and instructors amongst others.
Phone(01) 280 9676
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17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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