Construction - Site Carpentry - ConstructionSkills


An Apprenticeship is a mix of real work and learning. Apprentices earn a wage and get experience whilst working towards a number of qualifications. An Apprenticeship follows a Level 2 programme and can lead onto an Advanced Apprenticeship which is a Level 3 programme.

Who is this course for?

As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, between 16 & 24 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

The minimum salary an apprentice can expect to earn whilst participating in an apprenticship programme is £2.50 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

Unit content

As part of employment, apprentices will work towards gaining the following accredited qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Site Carpentry
  • Diploma in Site Carpentry

Which will cover the following topics:

  • Estimate Quantaties of Resources
  • Communicate Workplace Requirements Efficiently
  • Apply the Principles Beind Internal Work
  • Deal With Material Storage and Delivery of Building Materials
  • Fix Frames and Linings
  • Fit and Fix Floor Coverings and Flat Roof Decking
  • Erect Timber Stud Partitions
  • Assemble, Erect and Fix Straight Flights of Stairs Including Handrails
  • Install Side Hung Doors and Ironmongery
  • Install Mouldings, Service Encasements and Cladding
  • Erect Truss Rafter Roofs
  • Install Floor Joists
  • Repair Mouldings
  • Replace Gutters and Down Pipes
  • Replace Sash Cords
  • Make Good Plaster, Brickwork and Paintwork
  • Setup Fixed and Transportable Circular Saws
  • Change Saw Blades

Apprentices can also gain support and qualifications in English, Maths and ICT should they require this.

Course duration

18 months