Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2
Site carpentry involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products on a construction site, creating and installing building components.
To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should have GCSE grade 3 or above in Maths and English. Any candidate without Maths and English at grade 4 will be required to pass English and Mathematics Functional Skills Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications before they can be put forward for the End Point Assessment of this apprenticeship.
What will I study?
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.
Method of delivery
Site Carpentry apprentices attend College on block release (approximately one week per month) and work for their employer for the rest of the time. Practical assessment will take place both during the apprenticeship.
How will I be assessed?
An End-Point Assessment (EPA) - to consist of a short written test lasting 45 minutes, delivered in a controlled invigilated environment. The test will comprise of 35 questions:
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 in the standard (e.g. principles of site carpentry) and 5 questions will test the behavioural elements of the apprenticeship (e.g. effective communication, team working, logical thinking etc.) The practical assessment will take place in a controlled environment over a minimum period of six hours and will be scored out of 100 marks.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
You will achieve NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry.
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 apprenticeship will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. On completion, you can progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option.
Candidates may also progress on to higher-level qualifications such as Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.
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
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