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Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship Standard ST0264 Pathway 1 – Level 2 Site Carpenter at Wakefield College

Course description

Site carpentry involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, on a construction site, creating and installing building components. 

A Site Carpenter can expect to work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Course content

What you will study

This apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified site carpenter, whilst developing behaviours required by a site carpenter.

There is a mandatory competence qualification to be achieved this is the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in wood Occupations -Site Carpentry

Whilst there is no mandatory on-programme assessment for knowledge in relation to the Site Carpentry standard, this programme will follow the recommended training specification of the City and Guilds Level 2 qualification. This will enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will include

• Health and safety
• Technical principles of site carpentry
• Communication
• Installation, repair or replace frames, doors, windows
• Repair or replace roofing components

In addition, where a level 2 qualification in English and Maths is not held on entry, you will be required to study and complete the assessment for level 2 English and level 2 Maths assessments (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).

Entry requirements

Apprentices must hold a recognised English and Mathematics qualification at level 1.


Throughout the training period college lecturers/assessors will assess progress in relation to the knowledge element of the standard; a college assessor will work with you in the development and assessment of the NVQ Diploma. 

In addition, throughout the training period both college lecturers/assessors and your employer representative will complete progress reviews. 

When both your employer and the college consider you competent in all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will be entered in for the End Point Assessment.

This is a two-part independent assessment.
1. Knowledge assessment
2. Skills assessment, 

Successful assessments are graded pass/merit/distinction.

Financial information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For costs to students aged 19 and over, please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469.

Future opportunities

Further Study

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Site Carpentry. This is available at Wakefield College.

Career Opportunities 

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. 

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 02 April 2019
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