Construction

Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeships can start at any time. This programme will take 18-24 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

Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Course overview

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

Pathway 1: 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.

Pathway 2: An Architectural/Bench Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship.

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:

Mandatory Units

Site
Architectural/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

Architectural/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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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

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

  • Architectural/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.  

Extra information

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

 

 

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

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

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 we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

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

Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship

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