Architectural Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2
This occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, in a workshop, creating and installing building components.
You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum you should have GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above. If you do not have grade 4 or above, you will be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects.
What will I study?
You will be producing timber-based building components and other architectural products. This will include doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.
On completion of this apprenticeship you will be qualified to work as an architectural/bench joiner. You will be able to:
- Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues
- Plan and carry out work to commercial standards of quality and speed
- Understand the technical principles of architectural joinery and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as setting out and producing cutting lists, marking out from setting out details and producing cutting lists and fitting and assembling
Method of delivery
This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of work-based learning and College-based work on a block release basis initially, and then day release in year two of the apprenticeship. The Diploma is assessed using both practical and written tests and must be passed prior to End-Point Assessment (EPA). Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. The Functional Skills element is delivered on block release and is assessed through on-line tests
How will I be assessed?
The knowledge assessment to consist of a short written test lasting 45 minutes, delivered in a controlled invigilated environment. The test will consist of 35 questions designed to assess the apprentice’s understanding as follows: 10 questions will test the core elements of the standard (e.g. health and safety, manual handling), 20 questions will test the specific elements of the chosen pathway (e.g. principles of site carpentry or architectural joinery) and 5 questions will test the behavioural elements of the apprenticeship (e.g. effective communication, team working, logical thinking etc.) The practical assessment will be a skills test delivered in a controlled environment and will be scored out of 100 marks and will last a minimum of six hours.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
You must achieve a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency. This is NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ apprenticeship, which is widely accepted in the sector as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. You may also have the opportunity to progress on to the next level to increase your skills and knowledge of the job role.
To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
"I was already in the construction industry and decided to study the Joinery Apprenticeship as it provides further skills and lots of opportunities to go into management in the future.
York College is really convenient as it offers block-release which is needed when you work away from home. My tutors provide great support and have lots of knowledge on the subject. In the future I may go into higher education, leading into management."