Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in Joinery

Carpentry & Joinery ST0264

Level: Level 2

Duration: 24 months

Course Dates: Ongoing

 

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 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training or other criteria.
  • Candidates require Level 1 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 3 or above) or other comparable qualifications. 

Possible Job Roles

Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner

 

Advanced Carpentry & Joinery ST0263

Level: Level 2

Duration: 15 months

Course Dates: Ongoing

 

The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.

The main differences between a level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a level 3 advanced site carpenter / architectural joiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.

This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

 

Pathway 1: An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).

 

Pathway 2: An Advanced Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding).

Entry Requirements

  • Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training or other criteria.
  • Candidates require Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 4 or above) or other comparable qualifications. 

Possible Job Roles

Advanced Site Carpenter, Advanced Architectural Joiner

 

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Employers

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