Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

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

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in Site Carpentry. As a site carpentry apprentice your will develop your practical hand skills and technical knowledge required to work in the construction industry as a professional and competent site carpenter.

Suitable job roles

  • Site Carpenter
  • Carpenter
  • Shuttering Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter
What you will learn

Site carpentry apprentices’ work will fall in to one of the following various categories including

  • First fixing
  • Second fixing
  • Formwork
  • Bench joinery
  • Machining
  • Shop fitting 

Site work and formwork will involve working outdoors in all weathers, up ladders and on scaffolding.


Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.



Our construction workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with a range of industry standard equipment.

Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.

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

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 1 year
  • Campus: Main
Additional information

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.

Employer Information

Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.

Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.