Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for the transition to modern methods of construction and sustainability.

The broad purpose of the occupation is working with wood-based materials and associated products to create and install building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner.

An Apprentice Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

An Apprentice Architectural Joiner will create building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other construction roles such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers.

An apprentice in this occupation will be responsible for using machinery and tools under supervision to create structures or components from the designs, plans and specifications of architects and designers that meet the clients' expectations. On site these could include roof structures, floors, partitions and second fix work such as door frames and skirting. As an apprentice architectural joiner, they could include doors, windows and stairs, including ironmongery.
Apprentice have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and will complete personal development topics.

Employers support the delivery of the apprenticeship standards and provide workshops for specific skills, knowledge and behaviours and current trends.

Guest speakers attended workshops provide career advice and guidance.
Maths and English at Grade E/2, or above or Level E3 functional skills or above.

You will be interviewed, screened and complete work trial. Your screening assessment for Maths and English you need to achieve Level 1 in both maths and English.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including Professional discussion, Apprentice Showcase, Practical Observation in your workplace and mock end point assessment.

Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass or Distinction
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including Professional discussion, Apprentice Showcase, Practical Observation in your workplace and mock end point assessment.

Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass or Distinction

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