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Apprenticeships - Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship Framework 522 - Construction Building Wood - Site (Carpentry & Joinery) at Wakefield College

Course description

Are you good with wood? This course is suitable for those working as site carpenters or joiners or those starting out in these roles. The entire programme of study takes three years to complete, but the final year is optional, and successful completion of the Level 2 programme will enable you to gain industry recoginised qualifications which will enhance your career opportunities.

Course content

The Apprenticeship Framework consists of the three elements (NVQ, Diploma and Functional Skills) at both Levels 2 and 3.NVQ units from the Construction Skills NVQ Diploma Scheme at Levels 2 and 3. NVQ Level 2 Site Units include: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace NVQ Level 2 Bench Joinery units include: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace Manufacturing Routine Bench/Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace Marking Out from Setting Out Details for Routine Bench/Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace Producing Setting Out Details for Routine Bench/Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace Construction Skills Diploma, Levels 1, 2 and 3 (Technical Certificates) Functional Skills in English and Maths to Level 2. Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

Level 1 or 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications as appropriate If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy

Assessment

You will be assessed by means of a number of unit knowledge tests or a final exam, and a series of practical assignments for the Diploma element of the course along with an exam for Functional Skills.

The NVQ element of the course is assessed against your submission of evidence from the workplace (known as Site Evidence).

Financial information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Work Based Learning Unit 01924 789469 for details.

 

Future opportunities

Further study

Progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

Once qualified to Level 2 apprenticeship status individual work on site or in a bench environment can be undertaken. Progression to Level 3 will further enhance your career opportunities as you could become a site supervisor, lead hand joiner, trade foreman or run your own business.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111



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How to apply

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Last updated date: 24 September 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)


      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.


      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.