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Carpentry Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

If you like making things and enjoy working with wood, this could be an ideal career for you. Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings as part of construction projects. They also undertake flooring projects such as real wood and laminate installations.

Course content

As a carpenter or joiner, you may work in one or more of the following areas:

  • cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames
  • making and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture
  • fitting wooden structures, like floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls, and door and window frames (first fixings)
  • installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
  • building temporary wooden supports for concrete that is setting, for example on motorway bridge supports or building foundations (formwork)
  • making and fitting interiors for shops, hotels, banks, offices and public buildings.

To become a carpenter or joiner you will need to have

  • good practical skills
  • an organised approach to work
  • an eye for detail
  • the ability to follow technical drawings and plans
  • good maths skills for measuring and working out angles
  • the ability to work as part of a team and unsupervised

Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 2 apprenticeship you will need to be working with a local employer and you will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade D or above including Maths, English and a Science/technical qualification.

Future opportunities

Upon successfully completing your Level 2 qualification you will be able to seek advanced apprenticeship placements or enter the work environment.

Further information

You will need to wear suitable protective clothing and steel toe-capped boots or shoes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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