Site Carpentry - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre 24 Months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Intermediate Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to start a career as a carpenter within the construction industry. This Apprenticeship provides an excellent way to begin your career and progress to further training. 

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

• General health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Productive working practices in the workplace
• Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
• Carry out first fix (floor joists, stud walls, roof trusses) operations
• Carry out second fix (door casings, doors, architraving) operations
• Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
• Carry out structural carcassing operations
• Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
• Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
• Understanding construction technology
• Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

What experiences will I get?

Apprentices have the opportunity to interact with other apprentices at a range of different workplaces, so can share their experiences.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 or above in English and maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

An interest in the industry is essential. You will need to complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) before progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

What facilities are there?

  • Trade specific classroom
  • Fully equipped wood machine shop
  • Practical bench and site workshops
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory

What can the course lead on to?

After completing the Level 2 training we recommend you progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship where you will complete the NVQ Level 3 and Diploma Level 3 in Site Carpentry. 

Are there any additional costs?

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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