Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2022|
|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.
What do I do next?
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
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