This one/two year course is ideal if you want to progress your career in carpentry. It will enable you to work as a specialist carpenter in the construction industry.
You will cut, shape and install complex fixtures and fittings such as walls and roofs or manufacture doors, windows and staircases. You may specialise further in areas such as shop fitting, wheel righting and joinery.
You will also learn how to work safely in a supervisory capacity as part of a team building and refurbishing homes, or non-domestic properties.
Updated December 2019
A Level 2 qualification and employment within the trade.
Mandatory / optional units:
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
- Carry out second fixing operations
- Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
- Carry out first fix roofing and stairs
- Carry out second fixing double doors and moldings
- Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
Learners will attend training on a 'one day per week' basis to study the Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery for the practical and theory elements. This includes end of unit practical and multiple-choice tests. Whilst at work you will need to gather evidence of competence for your NVQ qualification. The NVQ is assessed by the gathering of photographic evidence, witness testimonies and on-site visits from your tutor/assessor.
- Application of number Level 2
- Communication Level 2
- Employment rights and responsibilities
Having obtained this industry recognised qualification you will be able to progress into a variety of different fields in the construction sector and potentially go into site management. This award will also give you access to Higher Education courses in the built environment or progression into managerial roles within the construction industry.
Apprentices are assigned a training mentor, who will visit them regularly to ensure they are happy with their progress and that they are on track to achieve.
It will take between 12 - 24 months to complete the apprenticeship framework, dependent on ability and prior experience.