Site Carpentry Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Carpentry & Joinery

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma
Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

Level 2 - 2 years
Level 3 - 13 months

Location:

North Street Campus


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Course overview

This Site Carpentry Apprenticeship 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?

A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, the ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions, the ability to work well in a team. 


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.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to create drawings and cutting lists
  • How to mark out and cut traditional joints
  • How to manufacture various carpentry components e.g. windows, doors and staircases
  • How to fix various carpentry components e.g. floorboards, cupboards and roof trusses
  • How to calculate and cost materials
  • How to set up and use a range of hand and power tools

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


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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