Level Two Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship

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This apprenticeship has two pathways depending on the job overview.

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.

What will I study?

Site Carpentry
Level 2 Diploma Units:

  • Health and safety
    Construction documentation
    Construction technology
    First fix
    Second fix
    Structural carcassing
    Maintenance
    Portable power tools

Level 2 NVQ Diploma Units:

  • Health and Safety
    Productive working practices
    Moving, handling and storage
  • Optional units:
    First fix
    Second fix
    Structural carcassing
    Maintenance
    Cutting machines

How will I be assessed?

  • Knowledge test
  • Work presentations
  • Work projects
  • Gateway and end point assessment

How will the course be delivered?

Taught sessions with practicals
Work based assessments and visits

Entry requirements

A - C/7-4 in Maths and English, however previous experience could be considered.

What next?

Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship.

Additional information

Additional training included:
IOSH
First Aid

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Spring Course Guide