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Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful site carpenter or bench joiner. Practical and theory sessions at the College are teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a Diploma alongside an NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry or Joinery.

Course content

The course covers:

  • Basic Woodworking Skills
  • Aspects of Timber Technology
  • Health and Safety

Site work includes:

  • Doors, Lining, Frames, Skirting and Architrave
  • Windows and Staircases
  • Studwork, Pipe Casting, Floor Joists and Trussed Rafter Roofs

Bench work includes:

  • Doors and Door Linings
  • Door and Window Frames
  • Staircases and Storage Units

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of Carpentry or Joinery. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the work based learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. You will also be required to pass a Construction Skills Trade Aptitude Test. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a Carpentry or Joinery company.

Future opportunities

Career pathways may include working on new builds and refurbishments, with progression to a supervisory or technical support role.

Possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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