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Carpentry &  joinery (Site Carpenter)
(Level 2)

Duration (EXCL EPA)

24 Months (£11000)

 

EPA Duration

2 Months

 

Start Date

September

 

about the course

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, on a construction site, creating and installing building components.

 

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.

 

Course Overview

As part of the Carpentry and Joinery Programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:

  • 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.
  • Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace Erecting Structural Carcasses
  • Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace
  • Installing Fire Resisting Timber Door Assemblies and Door-sets in the Workplace.

Course Delivery

The course will typically be completed over a 24-month period, which will include weekly knowledge delivery through face-to-face sessions at our Stevenage construction campus.

 

The learners will also be observed in the workplace to identify the standards of competence are being met. There will also be recorded professional discussions covering competence towards the standard.

 

The tutor will complete a progress review in the first 6 weeks and every 10-12 weeks thereafter, which will require the Employer’s presence. All work will be stored on an electronic portfolio ready to be submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation.

 

At the end of the 24th month, the learner will have a final assessment with an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Revision and mock activities will be completed with the learner prior to the final assessment.

End Point Assessment

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).

Throughout the programme your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.

 

The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Carpentry and Joinery Standard

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion
  • Knowledge test
  • Practical Observation

 

At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:

  • Fail
  • Pass
  • Distinction

Qualifications

As part of the Carpentry and Joinery Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*

 

*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

 

Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths.

 

Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.

Learner Journey

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