Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery | Furness College
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery

Course Content

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:

  • how to use equipment safely and effectively
  • following instructions
  • selecting the right materials for a job
  • understanding technical drawings and specifications

This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways: Site Carpenter and Architectural joiner.

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Along with the successful completion of the advanced Carpentry and joiner standard the apprentice will achieve a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification in their chosen pathway.
  • Pathway 1: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry
  • Pathway 2: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery

How long is the course?

  • This Apprenticeship standard generally takes 18-24 months to complete

How will I learn?

  • The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice - Level 2 in Wood Occupations This will include: conforming to general workplace safety, efficient work practices and moving and handling resources, installing first and second fixing components, erecting structural carcassing components and marking out from setting out details for routine products. Advanced Apprentice - Level 3 in Wood Occupations This will include: contributing to establishing the operational area, Contributing to the progress of operations, Assisting the organisation of resources, Co-ordinating and Installing first and second fixings, Co-ordinating and erecting carcassing and Producing timber products.

How will I be assessed?

  • At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. Here they will have a synoptic end test which will cover the knowledge and skills gained from their apprenticeship and a practical assessment. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will also build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles:


  • Site Carpenter
  • Architectural Joiner

What opportunities will this lead to?

The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Advanced Skilled Worker standard which is widely recognised as a licence to operate in a skilled construction trade.

Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:

•Progression onto HE Learning

• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels

• The potential for advancement in their job role

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