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Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

  • Course Type: Apprenticeship

What can this course lead to?

After completing this Apprenticeship you will gain a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations. The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard. Successful Apprentices can progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship or a full time study programme. Candidates also have the opportunities to continue to work within the carpentry industry, gain promotion or start their own business. Possible future job roles could include: Carpenter, Joiner, Joiner’s mate and Labourer.

Who is it for?

Please only apply for this Apprenticeship Course if you already have a suitable employer. If you haven’t already got an employer you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here Do you enjoy practical work and want to develop a skill you can use in different ways?Are you looking to start a career within the carpentry industry or upskill for an existing role?The occupation involves carrying out skills work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. An Apprentice would typically support a qualified site carpenter to prepare and fix building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as range of repair and maintenance activities. This course is suitable for candidates who are new to the carpentry and joinery industry or for existing labourers wanting to progress their knowledge and skills to become qualified site carpenters. Candidates should have a good eye for detail, as well as a good understanding of Maths as this skills are required for measuring and working out angels from technical drawings and plans. You can apply for an Apprenticeship if you are living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply. You must be in paid employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship course, you cannot be self-employed or a volunteer. Employers must pay you the minimum Apprenticeship wage or more, for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

What is covered?

This Apprenticeship is designed to help you develop they skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the carpentry industry. You will gain the knowledge to: • Understand the technical principles of site carpentry work and how these are applied to prepare and fix timber and timber-based products, erect inclined roofs, maintain and repair building components. • Understand how to form specific joints required for site carpentry work, such as mitres, butt and halving joints. • Understand why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking site carpentry work (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE). • Understand how to work safely at height and use access equipment correctly. • Know how to use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment. You will also gain the skills 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.Through the Apprenticeship you will develop the following professional behaviours: • Effective communication and team working • Independent working and adaptability • Logical thinking • Working effectively and time managementApprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of their 20% off-the-job training. Additional off-the-job training hours are expected to be completed within your workplace, however you may also be asked to complete tasks at home via Google Classroom and One-file. Please note you may also be asked to complete Maths and English qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship programme.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Entry requirements of GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including Maths and English. You are able to apply for this course with predicted grades where applicable. Please note you may also be asked to complete Maths and English qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship programme. You will also need a suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your Apprenticeship. We strongly advise that you complete a minimum of 2 weeks work experience with your chosen employer to ensure the construction industry is right for you. If you do not currently have an employer, you can apply for Apprenticeship Vacancies are advertised on our website – Please only apply for this Apprenticeship course if you already have an employer.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code

PAP2CA4AW$ - obsolete


27 months - additional time may be required to complete your independent End-point assessment. You must have a contract of employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship programme.

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.


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