Construction

Joinery/Wood Occupations Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeships can start at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 24 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age and must hold one GCSEs at grade 4/C or above plus GCSE maths and English at grade 3 or above
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.  Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.
You will achieve

Whilst undertaking your apprenticeship you will complete a variety of qualifications both on site and during day release in College:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Joinery (Bench or Site route)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma- at work onsite assessments
  • Level 2 Diploma in Joinery (day release in College)
  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1 (unless exempt)

Last updated: 5th Jun 2018

Course overview

In the UK, an apprentice of wood occupations could choose to study bench joinery or site carpentry and joinery. Bench joinery is the preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components while site carpentry and joinery focus on the installation of the joinery components, and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction.

If you are looking to forge a career in an industry that requires craftmanship, then this is the course for you.

Course content

There are a number of mandatory and optional units

You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory Units

Site
Bench
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace Manufacturing routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

Optional Units

Learners have to achieve 52 credits from the following  units for Site.

Learners have to achieve 12 credits from the following for Bench.

Site

Bench
Installing first fixing components in the workplace (18) Producing setting out detail routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace (14)
Installing second fixing components in the workplace  (23) Marking out form setting out details for routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace (12)
Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace (20) Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace (24)
Maintaining non-structural carpentry work in the workplace (14)
Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace (24)

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s Construction Centre.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Joinery or apply for job roles including:

  • Bench Joiner
  • Joiner
  • Site carpenter
  • Shopfitter

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

 

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Joinery/Wood Occupations Level 2 Apprenticeship