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Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This Apprenticeship is an excellent doorway in to becoming a joinery professional with the benefits of earning while you’re learning. Site joinery involves fitting timber roofs, floors, windows and doors on a range of on-site locations. This qualification is recognised throughout the industry and could lead to progression onto level 3.

Course content

You will complete a framework of study involving:

  • NVQ level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry
  • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Employee rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills level 1 Maths and English


Assessment will be continuous throughout the programme and will consist of a combination of practical assessments on site and in college. Related knowledge tests for your diploma of evidence and external H&S tests. Work based evidence (in the form of a portfolio) and on-site assessments will be carried out by a competent assessor to complete your framework. External tests are on-line computer based examinations for all areas of assessment. The course is for two years and you will attend college one day per week.

Future opportunities

What could I study next?

Advanced Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations.

Further information

As part of the apprenticeship, you have to be employed and will study at College for one day per week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.