Y10 Trades Carpentry

Course Description


Trades Carpentry (10TRA) is for students who are wishing to develop knowledge and practical skills in carpentry, or who may be interested in a career within the building and construction industry. 10TRA provides the foundational knowledge to take Trades Carpentry in the senior school. This is a primarily practical course, with theory used to support the practical learning and deepen student's understanding. 

10TRA is a half year course divided into two semesters (or approximately two terms).


Students will undertake two main projects. A range of skills and techniques will be covered from health and safety, measuring, selecting materials, hand tools, joining methods, finishing techniques etc...

Health and Safety and Behaviour Expectations 

The school workshops are hazardous environments. The safety of our staff and students is a priority. As such a high standard of student behaviour is always expected. Students are required to follow all teacher instructions and all health and safety procedures. Students are not permitted to use any equipment or machinery without training and the permission of the classroom teacher. 

Take Home Project Expenses 

Students will be supplied a set amount of materials for their projects and the cost for these will be added to the student’s account by the Bursar. 

*Once projects are assessed students must pay for and take projects home within two weeks. The teacher will advise students when projects are ready to take home. 


There are two major CAM assessments in this course: Health and Safety; Completed Project.


In the senior school Trades Carpentry is taught and assessed using the Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) Level unit standards.

The skills learnt in this course can be used in a range of industries, particularly the building and construction sectors, but also provide valuable life skills.


Students wishing to gain practical, trade based skills should choose this course.


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year