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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship. A Site Carpenter will normally 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.

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  • Course Description

    You will learn core knowledge to: understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions, understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials, understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications, understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health & Safety at Work Act, understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources and understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials. You will acquire occupational skills and be able to: Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing, install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases, install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components, erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components, repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components and use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.

  • Entry Requirements

    Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    24 months

    When does this course start?

    September/ October/ January

    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course is currently run on day release every Tuesday, the rest of the time will be spent on-site with your employer

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner.

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, including online learning completing unit and knowledge questions, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice and training provider.

September/ October/ January



Duration 24 months

September/ October/ January



Duration 24 months

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Jack Goodrum

Carpentry & Joinery

Jack was awarded Apprenticeships winner at the CWA Student of the Year Awards ceremony 2018.

“At college, I have learnt so many other skills that“At college, I have learnt so many other skills thathaven’t just revolved around carpentry. I havelearnt how to be more adaptable to overcomemany difficult challenges I have faced. Sincethen I have grown in confidence and gone fromstrength to strength within the workplace.”

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