Student work - Level 1 Joiner Jason Hanmer

Student success in the classroom

Student work - Level 1 Joiner Jason HanmerLevel 1 Joinery student, Jason Hanmer has just completed a near perfect example of a scribed mortice and tenon Joint, commonly found in traditional wooden window manufacture.

What makes this piece of work particularly challenging is that the joint is manufactured completely by hand using very traditional woodworking techniques, a skill that can take months to master.

To begin with Jason was issued with a drawing, he then selected the timber and the correct tools to complete the task. With over 100 different hand tools available, selecting the right ones are a vital part of the planning.

Jason then planned his day out, setting goals to achieve by certain times of the day, having completed the joint he is reviewing how effectively he managed his day (pictured). Well done!

GB development - Darren Smith

Level 2 Bricklayers support new campus development

Our Level 2 Diploma in bricklaying students are gaining fantastic work experience by helping to build internal dividing walls for our new Foundation learning centre. The students were invited on site by Steve Petrie, Project Manager for GB Building Solutions, the company leading on both this development and on our £8.5million national centre for Food Futures and the Environment.

Eager to use their newly learned skills, our students made good progress under the watchful eye of Instructor Danny Collins and Programme Leader Andy Gould and are looking forward to next Friday when they will be on site again!