Practical Vs Theory
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.
Studying in the work place means I can gain the real-life, hands on experience I need to progress in the early years sector!