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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Carpentry & Joinery




Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 2 - 2 years


North Street Campus


Funding band - £12,000
Non-levy payers will contribute 5%
Employers pay the course cost

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Course overview

This Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship course is available to anyone aged 16 and over.

Carpenters work with wood on building sites or in customers' homes to fit or repair doors, window frames, stairs, floorboards, cupboards, roof trusses and partitions. They use traditional woodworking tools as well as specialised power or hand tools for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing.

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

  • Accuracy
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Good with your hands
  • Attention to detail
  • Mathematical skills
  • Physically fit
  • Team working

What would apprentices learn at College?

On completion of this apprenticeship, site carpenters will have acquired the occupational skills and knowledge to be able to:

  • Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing
  • Install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases
  • Install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components
  • Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components
  • Repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components
  • Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment
  • Understand how to form specific joints required for site carpentry work, such as mitres, butt and halving joints

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).


0113 222 6023


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto the Level 3 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship or seek permanent employment.

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