Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR2UCJ (APPO)|
Who is it for?
The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally 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.
Pathway 2: 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, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.
In order to complete this carpentry or joinery Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.
What does the course involve?
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As part of the carpentry and joinery Apprenticeship Standard, if you do not hold GCSE maths and English at grades 9-4, you will also be required to study towards your functional skills Level 2.
How is the course assessed?
This Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road campus on a day release basis once a week. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will be covered at college in a block week release. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, to assess your practical skills and knowledge as well as review your progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do your job effectively.
Typically, this carpentry and joinery Apprenticeship will take 2 years to complete.
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