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Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate carpentry techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
The qualification for a Site Carpenter consists of a college based diploma study programme of practical training, assessment and theory based study of underpinning knowledge alongside work based NVQ evidence.
The framework covers installation and maintenance of the following elements:
These elements have been identified by employers as the foundation for a competent tradesperson.
As an Apprentice, you will receive on-the-job training at your workplace and attend day release training at Boston College.
The Level 2 (Intermediate) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as the foundation for a competent craftsperson.
The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate, which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 (Intermediate) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship are one GCSE at grade 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) and two GCSEs at grades 3 or above (Old GCSE grade D or above) in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent).
If you are concerned about meeting the entry requirements, our Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 course may be more suitable for you. Visit the Carpentry and Joinery page for more information.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.
Assessment is scheduled throughout the course, through the completion of practical activities, written assessments, two externally set end of year multi-choice exams and gathering of work-based evidence.
All work is assessed when required by the College-based assessors and can be re-assessed if required without delay to ensure you achieve your qualification.
Yourself or your employer will be required to purchase a copy of the course related book, they are available from Amazon for approximately £33.
The City & Guilds Textbook: Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery for the Level 2 Apprenticeship (6571), Level 2 Technical Certificate (7906) & Level 2 Diploma (6706) ISBN 9781510458130.
Additional costs also include providing your own stationery and writing materials.
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