Course Details

The apprenticeship standard 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: 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.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must be in paid employment in the relevant industry to cover the requirements of the standard. There is an initial assessment, skill scan and a formal interview. Assessments in English and Maths needs to be taken to determine if you are suitable.

Career options

You may progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure permanent employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner. Achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard.

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Five highlights

  • 1 Chichester College is rated as OUTSTANDING by OFSTED (April 2014)
  • 2 Skilled and passionate staff who will help you to succeed
  • 3 A highly respected department reputation for quality carpentry training
  • 4 Experienced lecturers with understanding and knowledge of the trade
  • 5 Equipped workshops with modern equipment

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard


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Course code Location Course length Start date
CON424WMMA Chichester Campus 24 Months Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

The course is delivered in the college and workplace. It comprises of a college-based training plan, an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry or Joinery, along with English and Maths to level 2. The training plan will cover the following topics with both practical and theoretical elements: General workplace Health, Safety and Welfare, Effective and Productive Working Practices, Moving, Handling and Storing Resources, Erecting Structural Carcassing Components. Manufacturing and Installing First & Second Fixing Components Maintaining structural and non-structural Carpentry Work Setting Up and Using fixed and Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines

How will I be taught?

The course requires attendance to the college to achieve all elements of the framework. You will be required to attend college once a week throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress will be measured using a range of methods, including workplace assessments, practical and theory tests, projects, work evidence, testimonies and professional discussions. Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion with the apprentice and training provider. Successful completion of the standard will give the opportunity to undertake the end point assessment.

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