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Construction Building - Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery) Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship Level 2 at Exeter College

Course description

This Apprenticeship offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop a career in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. It is for anyone working within the industry. As an apprentice you will hold a full-time job and attend college on both a day release and block release basis.

Course content

You will start with an introduction to carpentry through a wide range of activities and gain practical skills and knowledge of basic woodworking joints, maintenance and use of hand tools and the preparation and use of portable power tools.

You will progress and further develop your knowledge and skills, including erecting complex structural carcassing components and installing 1st and 2nd fixings, whilst demonstrating safe working practices and will gain an in-depth understanding of Health and Safety, construction technology and building methods.

This will provide evidence towards a framework of qualifications which make up the apprenticeship including the Level 2 Diploma and NVQ Diploma. This will show your competence, knowledge and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and prove you are able to carry out your job to the required standard.

Entry requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship you need Maths and English at GCSE Grade D or above and will need to complete an initial assessment at college as part of the application process. An interest in the industry is essential and you need to be working within the industry.

Financial information

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

Future opportunities

After completing the Level 2 training we recommend you progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship where you will complete the NVQ Level 3 and Diploma Level 3. You will further develop your knowledge and skills, including manufacturing of complex joinery components.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016