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Construction Apprenticeship Level 2 at North Lindsey College

Course description

Apprenticeships are employment-led programmes designed for young people aged 16 to 24. You will have a job with a construction company where you will earn real wages and combine this with learning technical skills. You will also come to College to develop your practical skills and to learn the underpinning knowledge required.

Course content

The Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry is made up of the following components:

- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry: 
- Health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Handling and storing materials and components
- Working with others in the workplace
- Installing first fixing components
- Installing second fixing components in the workplace

- Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry:
- Principles of building construction, information and communication 
- Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
- Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
- Carry out second fixing operations
- Carry out carpentry maintenance
- Set up and operate a circular saw
- Health, safety and welfare in construction

- Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

- Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and English

- You must achieve all components to receive an apprenticeship award. 

Entry requirements

- Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths
- You must have already found employment with a suitable employer who is willing to support you through the apprenticeship programme. 


Your NVQ Diploma will primarily be assessed by observation, written statements, oral and written questioning and completion of a portfolio of work based evidence. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments. 

The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry: You will achieve your qualification by completing graded practical activities and answering question papers throughout the course, producing a portfolio of evidence. These will be marked by the teaching staff who are all registered assessors. 

You will also be required to pass two externally set and marked multi- choice exams.

Functional Skills are assessed by externally assessed test. 

Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 8 to 10 weeks. This is normally done in your workplace. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs.

Future opportunities

On completion of an apprenticeship your career prospects will have significantly improved within the industry. You might also choose to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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