Course Title Site Carpentry Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M07-B

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship provides training for those employed in the construction industry as carpenters or joiners and covers a broad range of training which prepares your for work on different types of sites from private houses to large building sites. You will develop skills used in the construction of buildings through installing and fixing components, erecting structural carcassing components and producing non-structural carpentry work. You will also be taught how to use various hand tools and power tools. The apprenticeship qualification includes several elements and you will need to pass all elements to gain your apprenticeship. Course components include the Level 2 Construction Diploma National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 2 in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery, depending on your job role, Employment Rights and Responsibilities training, and Functional Skills in English and maths You will study a range of units. Mandatory units include Conform to general workspace safety, Conform to efficient work practices, Move and handle resources. Optional units include Install first fixing components, Install second fixing components, Erect structural carcassing components, Maintain non-structural carpentry work, Set-up and use circular saws, Produce setting out details for routine products, Manufacture routine products. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.


You may choose to progress onto the Site Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Duration

24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and chieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


This experience is supported by theoretical knowledge gained at college in both classroom and workshop based sessions/assessments. You will attend college on one or two days a week. You are assessed in the workplace by a qualified and trade competent assessor who will help support you and your employer in achieving your qualification. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place. The range of assessment carried out by the assessor will be used to pass all the units within this qualification.

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