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Apprenticeship Standard 239 - Level 2 Site Carpenter (Pathway 1)

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Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 239 - Level 2 Site Carpenter (Pathway 1)Available for applications
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Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 2
Start Date Mid- September, with entry points during the academic year
Duration 18 to 24 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Course Overview

Site carpentry involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, on a construction site, creating and installing building components.

A Site Carpenter can expect to work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

What you will Study

This apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified site carpenter, whilst developing behaviours required by a site carpenter.

There is a mandatory competence qualification to be achieved this is the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in wood Occupations -Site Carpentry

Whilst there is no mandatory on-programme assessment for knowledge in relation to the Site Carpentry standard, this programme will follow the recommended training specification of the City and Guilds Level 2 qualification. This will enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will include

  • Health and safety
  • Technical principles of site carpentry
  • Communication
  • Installation, repair or replace frames, doors, windows
  • Repair or replace roofing components

In addition, where a level 2 qualification in English and Maths is not held on entry, you will be required to study and complete the assessment for level 2 English and level 2 Maths assessments (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).

How you will Learn To supplement development as a site carpenter in the work place you will attend college on a day release basis and learn through tutor led classroom and workshop sessions. Moodle resources will also be used to support self- study.
Course Structure

This standard is of 18 to 24 months duration.

Attendance at college is expected to be 18 to 24 months on a day release basis. The typical college day is be 45% classroom based and 55% workshop based.

Where required English and Maths study will be through additional attendance at the college.

How you will be Assessed

Throughout the training period, college lecturers/assessors will assess progress in relation to the knowledge element of the standard; a college assessor will work with you in the development and assessment of the NVQ Diploma.

In addition, throughout the training period both college lecturers/assessors and your employer representative will complete progress reviews.

When both your employer and the college consider you competent in all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will be entered in for the End Point Assessment.

This is a two-part independent assessment.
1. Knowledge assessment
2. Skills assessment,

Successful assessments are graded pass/merit/distinction.

Entry Requirements Apprentices must hold a recognised English and Mathematics qualification at level 1.
Attendance Expectations Attendance is one day per week, anticipated to be Monday. The standard college day will run from 09:00 to 20:00. It is expected that attendance at college is maintained at a level of 95% or above.
Fee Information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For costs to students aged 19 and over, please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469.

Further Study Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Site Carpentry. This is available at Wakefield College.
Career Opportunities On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.
How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form.

If you require an application form,  please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469

For Further Details

Please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469.

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Information last amended: 15 June 2022 10:58

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