Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship
Type: Apprenticeship
Entry Requirements:

Minimum GCSE grade 2 for English and maths. If you don’t achieve these, you will need to complete an initial assessment in English and maths to identify your eligibility for the course.

These requirements may alter dependent on the needs of the employer.

Course Overview

This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector, which is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for new homes. Apprentices have the choice of specialising in Site Carpentry, or Architectural Joinery, either working on a construction site or within a workshop respectively.

Apprentices at the College benefit from industry standard workshops and industry expert trainer assessors, renowned within their field.

What will I learn?

• Installing building components including door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joists and coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases
• Installing doors, mouldings, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components.
• Erecting inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components
• Producing setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and stairs
• Marking out timber from setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases
• Creating, fitting and assembling components to manufacture doors, windows with opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases
• Operating fixed workshop machinery in order to create joinery components

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme to support the progression and development of your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are all relevant to the apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship standard will be achieved via externally assessed End Point Assessments.

This may include:

  • A knowledge test
  • A practical observation
  • A professional discussion
  • A project presentation
  • An interview

Materials and other information

• Expert Trainer Assessors with vast industry experience providing continuous support throughout the programme
• Strong employer links with opportunities within companies such as B&E Boys, Edisford Joinery & Construction, Onward Homes and H&S Joinery
• Employers have worked to co-create the programme making it highly industry relevant

Progression and Careers

• Carpenter
• Joiner
• Heritage Restoration
• Self-employed Carpenter/Joiner
• Construction Site Supervisor
• Theatre Carpenter
• Trainer/Lecturer

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