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.
- Diploma in Site Carpentry (knowledge based qualification)
- Diploma in Site Wood Occupations (skills based qualification)
- English and Maths (Functional skills based qualification)
- Employment rights and responsibilities
- Personal learning and thinking skills, PLTS
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.ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate, which is usually done at CollegeVocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualificationOn some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.