How it Works
- Apprentice attends college 1 day a week and works with employee the other 4 days on ‘on the job training’
- Apprentice studies towards a Level 2 site Carpentry Diploma.
- Mixture of theory and practical sessions
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for learners aged between 16-24 that want to pursue a career in Carpentry.
skills Awards Level 2 Site Carpentry, Core occupation duties:
The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in the following mandatory units:
– 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
Site Carpenter Duties:
The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
– Install building components including door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joists and coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases.
– Install doors, mouldings, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components.
– Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components.
This course covers a two-year period. Candidates will attend day release off the job training at the college/ training centre once a week. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the end point assessment.
At the end of the 12 – 18 month period, the apprentice passes a ‘gateway’ and then is independently assessed by an End Point Assessment Organisation.
Grant payments are available for Construction Industry Training Board members (CITB) subject to terms and conditions of approximately £5000-£6000 Per Apprentice.
All funding for apprenticeships now goes through the Digital Apprenticeship Service. https://accounts.manage-apprenticeships.service.gov.uk/service/index?
If you are are in Suffolk or Norfolk, we will help to arrange a levy transfer for you which will go through the DAS above. This is where a bigger company gives excess funding to a smaller company.
The government pays up to £11,000 per learner. There can be a co-investment of 5% from an employer depending on your apprentice and circumstances. It is possible to request direct funding from the government through the DAS.
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