Architectural Joinery or Site Carpentry – Intermediate Apprenticeship

Architectural Joinery or Site Carpentry – Intermediate Apprenticeship

A Site Carpentry Apprentice will use timber products to create and install building components.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length Up to 24 Months.

A Site Carpentry Apprentice will use timber products to create and install building components. You 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.

Topics include:

  • Carry out a range of tasks, including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing
  • Install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components, roofing, partitions, joisting
  • Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment
  • Understand why, when and how Health and Safety control equipment should be used when undertaking site carpentry work (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Example job roles include: Site Carpenter.


  • NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Site Carpentry
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade3 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.

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

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

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