Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Using timber products to create and install building components.

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways for Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprentices:

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.

  • Typical Duration: 24 Months
  • Delivery: 1 Day Block Release & Workplace Assessments
  • Assessment Methods 

    The End Point Assessment will consist of:

    1. A knowledge assessment (short written test)
    2. A practical skills assessment (skills test)

Training Programme

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 & 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; 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.