Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship

Qualification: Intermediate
Level 2

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

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About this apprenticeship

Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeships involve carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

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What you will learn

You can choose to follow one of the following pathways in this apprenticeship:

Site Carpenter
A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Architectural Joiner
An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases.

Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. 

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed, recognised English and mathematics Level 1 qualifications.

To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies which is regularly updated.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 18 months
  • Campus:
What next?

On completion you could progress to an advanced apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery or architectural joinery or progress to a wide range of employment opportunities.

Additional information

Information for Employers

Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.

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