Have you got a passion for carpentry and working with wood? Want to turn this passion into a full-time career? The UK construction industry is in great need of skilled new workers to support major development and regeneration projects throughout the country. By studying our Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 course, you will gain the foundation of skills and knowledge for future work within this sector.

Carpenters and joiners work on creating and installing a huge variety of features such as roofs, floors, windows and staircases, supporting new constructions, refurbishments and restoration projects alike. Our Level 1 carpentry course will introduce you to everything from using handsaws, planes, chisels and other essential tools to selecting woodworking resources and how to mark and produce woodworking joints. You will also learn key construction topics such as health and safety, modern sustainable construction methods and green technology, alongside developing your English, maths and other transferable skills to prepare you for the workplace.

Your carpentry training will be hands-on, studying in our cutting-edge Sustainable Construction Centre on campus, ensuring you have the practical skills to succeed. Once you have completed our carpentry and joinery course, you will have opportunities to progress onto further study, apprenticeships and careers in the industry.

Cost: Free for students aged 16 to 18. Students aged 19 and older may have to pay tuition fees depending on their employment status, income etc.

Want to start your journey towards an exciting career in professional hair and make-up? Interested in using your skills for TV, theatre or photography? Our Hair and Media Make-up college course will get you working hands-on to give you an excellent foundation in these areas for further study and for future jobs in the media make-up industry.

Working in this field not only requires creative flair and technical ability, but you must also like working with people, have patience and value attention to detail. This make-up and hair course will guide you through practical training such as applying make-up, body art design, skin tanning and hair styling, as well as arming you with essential knowledge for effective client care and best health and safety practice.

By completing this course, you will set yourself on the way to a wide variety of careers in the industry. Demand is rapidly increasing for professionals who can provide creative hairdressing and make-up skills in a range of areas, from screen and stage productions to photographic work and face painting.

If you’ve ever dreamed of working in hair and make-up for film, TV and theatre, this is the course for you. Our Theatrical Media Make-up college course will teach you the specialist techniques you need to get started on your way to an exciting career in a range of creative and dynamic industries.

Our Level 3 media make-up course covers every aspect of advanced make-up techniques for stage and screen alongside other media purposes. Studying in our cutting-edge make-up studios at University College Birmingham, you will learn basic hairdressing, media make-up, wigs and postiche, as well as cosmetic camouflage and applying airbrush make-up.

Thanks to our excellent links with the industry, you will have the chance to gain real-life experience on work placements with theatre companies and a range of other practical opportunities. On completing the course, you will have a wealth of options for working within the industry or taking on further study towards your ideal career.

Applications are now open for students wanting to take part in the 2024 Work Experience programme at The Rep, which runs from 17 to Fri 21 June!

Our week long work experience returns once more to support Year 9, 10 and 11’s who are considering a career in the Arts and want to have a better understanding of what working in a theatre might be like.

The Work Experience week will include:
- Opportunities to meet theatre professionals, practitioners and creatives within the industry
- Gain insight into how a successful producing theatre works behind the scenes
- First-hand experience in the broad range of careers theatre has to offer
- A small performance opportunity in The Door Theatre, which will include onstage and back stage roles!

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