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Carpentry Apprenticeship

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship – 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.
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.

The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways: Advanced Site Carpenter or Advanced Architectural Joiner.

Professional Recognition – The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely accepted in the sector as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.

By completing an on line application for this apprenticeship, you will be invited to attend an interview at college to determine your suitability for the apprenticeship programme and should you be successful at this stage, will be offered a place on one of our full time programmes.
Following the satisfactory completion of the full time programme mandatory Health and Safety units you will be transferred onto our apprenticeship referral programme, where our Business Development Team will support you in securing an apprenticeship with one of our employers.

Please note: This is not a job interview. Our employers recruit apprentices from within our full time construction programmes only.

Course Info

Subject Area
Apprenticeships
Course Type
Apprenticeships
Location
Erdington Skills Centre

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship. For the Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship, apprentices must complete, or have previously completed, recognised English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice and training provider.

Progression

On completion of the Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner. On completion of the Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard, apprentices will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities, or move onto full or part-time further education.

Career Opportunities

  • Carpenters