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Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
n/a
Course Code:
STD0003X
Awarding Body:
Qualification:

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 2, including one of:

- Pathway 1: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry

- Pathway 2: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations Architectural Joinery

Start Date:
Flexible/Various

Who is the course for?

All ages, in paid employment.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

Carpenters and joiners must have good manual dexterity, the ability to learn to use a range of tools, have a good work ethic and be able to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team. Apprentices in this sector must be able to work to high standards, and follow written and technical specifications.

Northumberland College offers the both the site carpenter and architectural joiner pathway in this apprenticeship developing trade skills and knowledge. These involve carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

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.

What will I study on the course?

On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will be able to:

- Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues.

- Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed.

- Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation and guidance.

- Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers

- Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings.

- Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work

On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will have the following core knowledge to:

- Understand the principles of health, safety and welfare and how these are applied in the workplace.

- Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.

- Understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.

- Understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications.

- Understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health and Safety at Work Act

- Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources.

- Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials.

- Understand the needs of other workers and how to work effectively with others.

Apprentices will attend classroom and workshop session one day per week delivered at the Ashington Campus and further develop their skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Progress reviews take place every 8 12 weeks. An End Point Assessment made up of a portfolio of work, an observation and a knowledge test.

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 2, including one of:

- Pathway 1: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry

- Pathway 2: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations Architectural Joinery

Please check the College apprenticeship vacancies section for current opportunities or contact local construction employers to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship with them. You must be employed in a relevant role to complete an Apprenticeship.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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