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Carpentry (Wood Occupations) - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in carpentry. 

The course is based on block release of 2 weeks at the Kings Lynn campus. The rest of the time will be on site with the employer. The NVQ (or work based recorder) is a log of specific work carried out on site and can consist of reports, photographs, peer reports, drawings, diagrams etc. Site assessment visits will be carried out by tutors and the work based recorder. 

The extended diploma provides the underpinning knowledge for the practical work as well as practical assessments of carpentry models in the college workshops. There will also be unit tests throughout the 2 year course. There is an end of 2nd year multiple choice external on-line examination as well as a health and safety examination, both of which must be passed before the diploma is achieved. 

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. 
You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 1 maths and level 1 English, or higher. 
At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme.


The course is assessed through on-site assessments, college assessments, portfolio of evidence, and external exams.

Financial information

Apprenticeships for those aged 16-18 are currently funded in full. There may be a charge, payable by the employer, for those aged 19+.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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