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.
What will I learn?
During this apprenticeship, 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
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.
An employer who is available for you to start as an apprentice
A recognised English and Maths qualification at level 1 (such as functional skills)
You will be expected to achieve English and Maths at level 2 as part of your apprenticeship.
An interview will be required to identify your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship. We will also use the interview as an opportunity to discuss your employer. Depending on your level of English and Maths, you may be asked to complete an initial assessment to show your ability to complete a further level 2 qualification in English and / or Maths.
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.