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Apprenticeship, Level 2

Carpentry and Joinery

A career in Carpentry and Joinery involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products either on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

Job Occupations: Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner

Planned Duration: 27 months (Practical period: 24 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Knowledge Assessment and Practical Assessment)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is mainly work based, with one day per week in college. The apprentice may also be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Level 3 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Knowledge Assessment and Practical Skills Assessment

Where can it lead?