This apprenticeship has two pathways to enable you to become either a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner. As a Site Carpenter you could work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. As an Architectural Joiner you could be employed in a workshop producing timber-based building components and other architectural products.

You will study the practical skills required to complete NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery including:

  • Conforming to General Workplace Safety
  • Conforming to Efficient Work Practices
  • Installing First Fixing Components
  • Setting Out
  • Marking Out
  • Manufacturing Routine Products
  • Second Fixing
  • Erecting Structural Carpentry
  • Setting up and Using Circular Saws
  • Maintaining non Structural Joinery Components

You will also be expected to achieve a Technical Certificate, Functional Skills qualification at Level 1, Numeracy and Communication and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Training will be in college one day a week with some assessment taking place in the workplace. The programme will run for around 18 -24 months.

You will be in college one day per week and undertake modules of study including both theory and practice with underpinning study undertaken in the classroom.

Some training and assessment will take place in the workplace and home study will be required.

On successful completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship, individual work on site or in a bench environment can be undertaken.

Progression to Level 3 will further enhance your career opportunities as you could become a site supervisor, lead hand joiner, trade foreman or run your own business.

Assessment will be continuous through oral, written and practical work. An assessor will visit you in your workplace to carry out practical assessments and monitor your progress.

Certification will be accredited on completion of your portfolio evidence and achievement of functional skills.

16 – 18 years – Course 100% funded

19 – 23 years – No contribution is required at this moment in time.(employers may wish to help towards the costs)

24+ years – Not funded. Course costs payable by employer/individual but loans  may be  available through the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan scheme.

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 2


For Admission

Department : Carpentry and Joinery
Level : Level 2 & Level 3

Duration : 18 Months
Course Code : FRICJAP

: 01780 484 300