Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery: Pathway; Site Carpenter

Course code: XMBS150P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 2

Course details

5:04am - 5:04am


1st Aug 2020 - 31st Jul 2021

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

Carpentry and Joinery apprentices typically either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner.

Carpentry and Joinery apprentices typically either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner. Separate information about architectural joinery is also available.

Site carpenters work with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. Apprentices normally work on a building site or in homes or commercial premises. They will prepare and fix building components from construction of new buildings through to installation or fixtures and fittings, they might also carry out a wide range of repair and maintenance jobs.

• 18 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 1 day per week for 18 months)
• Approximately 5 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:
• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

End Point Assessment:
• Multiple choice knowledge test
• Practical test
• Professional discussion based on a portfolio of evidence

What will apprentices learn?

• Principles of environment, health, safety and welfare
• Principles of terminology/components including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities and services
• Interpret/ produce information from drawings/ specifications
• Estimate resource quantities
• Communicate and work with others well
• The characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects of timber/ timber-based products
• How to prepare, use and maintain hand tools
• How to prepare, use and maintain power tools
• Different types of fixings/ fasteners
• First fixing work eg timber frames/ linings, timber coverings, flat roof decking, timber stud partitions, straight flights of stairs and installing handrails/ spindles
• Second fixing work eg. installation of service encasements, cladding, wall and floor units, mouldings, side hung doors and ironmongery
• Structural carcassing work, trussed rafter roofs, gables, verge and eaves, floor joists and coverings

What skills will apprentices gain?

• Work safely in line with current legislation
• Plan/ undertake work productively
• Storage, maintenance and safe use of hand tools, power tools
• Interpret information from various types of drawings/ specifications
• Estimate resource quantities
• Fundamental skills eg measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, mitring, scribing, horizontal/ vertical levelling, finishing, positioning, securing
• First fixing work eg timber frames/ lining, covering, flat roof decking, straight flights of stairs and timber stud partitions, installing handrails/ spindles.
• Second fixing work: installing service encasement, cladding, wall/ floor units and fitments, side hung doors, ironmongery, timber mouldings
• Stud partition work; erect trussed rafter roofs, construct gables, verge/ eaves; install floor joists/ coverings

What behaviours will apprentices develop?

• Effective communication
• Effective team/ independent working
Successful completion of this apprenticeship will help you to secure full time employment in the sector and could lead to higher level study in the future.
No formal entry requirements. You are likely to have 4 GCSEs A*- D/ 9-3 or equivalent and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has an £12,000 funding band. Small companies will need to make a small contribution of £600; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.

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