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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship – Level 2

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Carpentry
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PW2APSCPS
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  • Course aim

    The construction industry is central to creating homes and community buildings that support the development of effective infrastructure that society needs.

    Carpenters and Joiners will work as part of a team of trained individuals who play a key role in ensuring building work is carried out to a high standard in line with the relevant safety guidelines.

    The purpose of this occupation is to work 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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner.

    A Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

    An Architectural Joiner will produce building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery.

    In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers.

    A Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management and contractors.

    Architectural joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues and supervisors as well as architects, designers and customers.

    An employee in either option of this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, under supervision, using machinery and/or tools to create structures or component from designs, plans and specifications that meet the client’s expectations.

    What qualification will I get?

    Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our workplace assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice.

    • Knowledge – Apprentices attend college based classes and are able to access the college’s online learning environment where specially prepared learning materials are available 24/7.
    • Skills and Behaviours – This development will be led by the employer in the workplace. College Assessors will visit the workplace to observer the apprentice undertaking their normal on-the-job duties, and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with the employer and the apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared and supported ahead of the next Assessor visit.
    • Functional Skills – Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

  • Benefits to an apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

  • Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Course aim

    The construction industry is central to creating homes and community buildings that support the development of effective infrastructure that society needs.

    Carpenters and Joiners will work as part of a team of trained individuals who play a key role in ensuring building work is carried out to a high standard in line with the relevant safety guidelines.

    The purpose of this occupation is to work 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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner.

    A Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

    An Architectural Joiner will produce building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery.

    In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers.

    A Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management and contractors.

    Architectural joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues and supervisors as well as architects, designers and customers.

    An employee in either option of this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, under supervision, using machinery and/or tools to create structures or component from designs, plans and specifications that meet the client’s expectations.

    What qualification will I get?

    Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our workplace assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice.

    • Knowledge – Apprentices attend college based classes and are able to access the college’s online learning environment where specially prepared learning materials are available 24/7.
    • Skills and Behaviours – This development will be led by the employer in the workplace. College Assessors will visit the workplace to observer the apprentice undertaking their normal on-the-job duties, and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with the employer and the apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared and supported ahead of the next Assessor visit.
    • Functional Skills – Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

  • Benefits to an apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

  • Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

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