Construction Apprenticeships

Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery

Posted: 26th Jul, 2021

Duration: 24 Months

Sector: Construction

On completion of the apprenticeship, learners will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Identify and confirm carpentry or joinery requirements and components against specification/drawings/CAD/BIM and in accordance with Building Regulations
  • Locate, handle, store, load, transport and position materials and components safely, minimising damage so they are ready for application
  • Prepare the site/workshop (including access equipment when necessary), power and hand tools appropriate to the project
  • Calculate the most efficient quantity, length and area of resources
  • Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and associated equipment to achieve optimum performance
  • Maintain a clear and tidy workspace and ensure that waste materials are disposed of in accordance with current legislation
  • Carry out quality checks against specification and take remedial action where required or instructed

What's Involved

The Apprentice will complete a portfolio of documented evidence and online activities which will support the knowledge, skills and behaviours. The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners and employers will have a range of options to select from that cover each knowledge module of the apprenticeship standard. Learners will usually complete online exams for the relevant professional qualification.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship, comprising of a skills test, knowledge test and Oral Questioning – underpinned by portfolio of evidence.


Learners will engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include; attendance at formal off-site training sessions on 

a regular basis, access to high quality interactive on-line learning materials and tutorial support.

The programme will require the apprentice to record 20% off job training via the tracking system included with the course resources.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills. However, the course should usually take 24 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

•          Obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level

•          Further employment opportunities and career progression

•          Level 3 Construction Apprenticeships

What's next...

SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for this apprenticeship.

For free advice and to find out how much financial support your business is eligible for, please contact us.

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