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Carpentry Apprenticeship

Level 2 - Intermediate

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Nail a career in carpentry! As an apprentice carpenter, you can expect to be hands-on with every stage of the building process. Whether working as part of a team or under supervision you will use machinery and tools to create structures for components from the designs plans and specifications of architects and designers to meet the clients’ expectations.

If you are looking to apply for this apprenticeship and are available to start immediately, please follow this link where you will find our current apprenticeship vacancies.

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.

For any other information about this particular apprenticeship please contact us via




Erdington Skills Centre



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 108 Weeks

Applicants must have a GCSE Grade D/3 or above in Maths and English or Functional Skills level 1 in Maths and English upon entry to this programme.

Of equal importance are skills like motivation and work ethic, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn.

Classroom knowledge delivery, feedback professional discussion, action planning and skills development/CPD in the workplace.

End point Assessment will be carried out towards the end of the programme by an external organisation chosen by the employer.

On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner.

On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry workers will be able to:  Work safely and be aware of key health, safety, and welfare issues.

  • Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed  
  • Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation & guidance
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
  • Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work.

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