Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Code: P249313

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:


  • Attendance:

    One day a week

  • Fees:


This apprenticeship is designed to develop you into a carpenter and provide you with the technical knowledge and behaviours required to be successful in this role.

Units include:

  • health and safety
  • high-quality customer service and communication methods
  • measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning, and securing
  • installing door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases
  • installing doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components
  • erecting inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components
  • repairing or replacing frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components
  • using, maintaining, and storing tools and equipment
  • specific joints, such as mitres, butt and halving joints.

The broad purpose is working with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components, such as floor joists and roofs. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

You will need to hold maths and English grade 4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2.

You will attend College at our North Harbour Campus. College attendance is one day a week. It is a government requirement for you to spend 6 hours of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning which can consist of College attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange onsite visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer. Learning in College will be delivered through a mixture of classes, work-related activities and independent study and research.

Your final grade will be determined in your endpoint assesment, by a collective performance in the three areas below.
•    online knowledge-based tests
•    skills test (knowledge and behaviours are observed in the workplace)
•    professional discussion (to demonstrate that you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to a Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship or a different construction course/apprenticeship.

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