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Site Carpentry Intermediate Apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

The Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship programme are for those who are currently working in or are about to start working in the Carpentry trade and who wish to study for a qualification that is recognised by the construction industry. The course covers the knowledge and skills relating to Carpentry and allied skills. A part of the course is devoted to workshop activities:

• Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
• Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
• Carry out second fix operations
• Carry out carpentry maintenance
• Set up and operate circular saw
• Health, safety and welfare in construction
• Principles of building construction, information and communications

The Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Framework is made up of five components. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve all five components.

• Practical Element: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) (QCF)
• Technical Element:  Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry (QCF)
• Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 and English Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities: provides the apprentice with an understanding of their statutory employment rights and responsibilities, including health and safety and equal opportunities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills: develops six key areas: independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team-working, self-managing and effective participation

Entry requirements

Ideally candidates should have 2 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths and be in a relevant job role, have a contract of employment and work a minimum of 30 hours a week..In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the college as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level.


Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the programme assessor and tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course both in college and in the workplace; additionally each technical unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your assessor.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of the intermediate apprenticeship you can progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Further information

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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 September 2018
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