The Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship programme are for those who are currently working in or are about to start working in the Carpentry trade and who wish to study for a qualification that is recognised by the construction industry. The course covers the knowledge and skills relating to Carpentry and allied skills. A part of the course is devoted to workshop activities:
The course duration is 24 months.
Students will be at College 1 day a week to evidence the 20% off job with evidenced employer training alongside.
Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
• Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
• Carry out second fix operations
• Carry out carpentry maintenance
• Set up and operate circular saw
• Health, safety and welfare in construction
• Principles of building construction, information and communications
Successful completion of all elements of the intermediate apprenticeship you can progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
Ideally candidates should have 2 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths and be in a relevant job role with a contract of employment.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the college as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level.
Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the programme assessor and tutors.
Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course both in college and in the workplace; additionally each technical unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your assessor.
The Level 2 Apprenticeship is assessed by end-point assessment which comprises of:
Knowledge Assessment: A 45-minute short written test consisting of 35 questions. The questions are designed to assess the apprentice's understanding of the core and specific knowledge and behavioural requirements. The Knowledge Assessment will be delivered in a controlled invigilated environment approved by the Awarding Body.
Practical Assessment: A skills test that requires the apprentice to complete a practical activity and will include oral questioning, where required to ensure the apprentice has the Skills, supporting Knowledge and Behaviours for the chosen job role. The test for Site Carpentry will take a minimum of 6 hours to complete.
To study an apprenticeship, you must secure or already be in a suitable an apprenticeship job role with an employer.
Need to find an apprenticeship job?
You can do this through undertaking a job search and applying and interviewing for available roles. In order for us to help you secure your apprenticeship, let us know you are actively looking for an apprenticeship by registering your interest and signing up to our apprenticeship job alerts at www.camre.ac.uk/job-alerts.
Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership schools should register their interest through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16.
Securing an apprenticeship position can be challenging, therefore we advise all aspiring apprentices, who are leaving school, to apply for a full-time course in the same subject. Having a Plan B ensures you can continue with your education in September and build the practical knowledge and confidence you need to progress onto an apprenticeship when one becomes available.
To find out more about how the apprenticeship application process works, please visit www.camre.ac.uk/apprenticeships/how-to-secure-an-apprenticeship/.
Already have a job and an employer?
Register your interest in the programme, and contact our Apprenticeship Team at and 01223 418778, and we will work with you and your employer to start the apprenticeship enrolment process.