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Wood Occupations / Site Carpentry (Construction) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Brooklands College

Course description

An Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry will develop your employability skills and give you the training you need or working in an on-site setting.

You will need to work in a construction environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week (including training time). Apprentices will need to have a contract of

As a carpenter or joiner, you may work in one or more of the following areas, cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames, making and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture, Installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings). Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.

Course content

To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Site Carpentry
  • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Employment Rights and Responsibility (ERR)
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory units include:

  • Conforming to general Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive practices in the workplace

Additional units can include:

  • Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace
  • Installing first fixing components in the workplace
  • Installing second fixing components in the workplace.

Entry requirements

You must also have a Grade D or above GCSE in Maths and English Language before starting the course or equivalent.

You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the construction sector.

All applicants applying for an apprenticeship will need to attend an interview
and undertake initial assessments.


You will attend day release at college one day a week over two academic years. You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor through a portfolio of evidence. During your assessments targets will be set to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship on time.

If you have not achieved a minimum grade C in GCSE in Maths or English within the last 5 years you will need to complete Functional Skills, these will be assessed  through external examinations.

Financial information

Apprenticeships are fully funded for those 16 - 18 years.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course job roles include, site carpenter or bench joiner.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooklands College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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