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Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship


Central Campus


Course summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On this Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship you can:

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement in carpentry and joinery. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure your apprenticeship place.

Course requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship are as follows;

  • English GCSE Grade 2
  • Mathematics GCSE Grade 2
  • Demonstrate a passion for the industry
  • Be at least 16 years of age



This Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship programme usually lasts 18 months and you will develop skills used in the construction of buildings through installing fixing components, erecting structural carcassing components and producing non-structural carpentry work. You will be taught how to use various hand tools and power tools.

This course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed. There are a wide range of units which you will study, and these include:

  • Installing first fixing components
  • Installing second fixing components
  • Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you. The assessment methods used will include the following:

  • Observation and assessment in the workplace
  • Exams
  • Course work
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Witness testimony

You will attend college one day per week and you will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess competency. You will be required to sit a number of exams during the programme in addition to creating a portfolio of learning.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include: simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.

On successful completion of this Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship, you can progress on-site or progress into plastering or dry lining.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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