Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Foundation Apprenticeship

Course Overview

This two year course will give you professional level skills in the application of site carpentry techniques.

You will learn about various structural timber  elements including joists, roofs, entrances and  timber framed buildings or manufacture doors, windows and staircases.

Whilst at work you will need to gather evidence of competence for your NVQ qualification. 

Updated December 2019

Entry Requirements

Entry will be based on a combination of GCSE passes, previous work experience, achievement on a relevant progression course and results of an online assessment – this will be discussed at an interview. Maths and English at Level C or above would be preferable.

Course Delivery

Mandatory units / optional units:

  • Conforming to General Safety in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace
  • Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Circular Saws in the Workplace

Essential skills:

  • Application of Number Level 1
  • Communication Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Progression Opportunities

Diploma Level 3 Site Carpentry. 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 course will give you the skills and qualification to progress into higher education in related subjects or managerial roles within the industry.

Additional Information

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.

Venue(s):
Jubilee Court
Course deliverable in Welsh:
No