Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

Blackburn College is number 1 in England for Advanced Apprenticeship Success

Course Information

  • Course Code: TCC350
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
Overview

Practical carpentry and joinery skills are in high demand. If you want a career in the joinery trade then this Apprenticeship is for you. The Wood Occupations Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a Joiner in the Construction industry. Carpenters and Joiners prepare and put into place most wooden parts of buildings - from floorboards and roof trusses to expertly-crafted windows and doors.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?
  • Set up and use circular saw
  • Produce setting out details for routine products
  • Mark out for setting out details for routine products
  • Install first fixing components
  • Install second fixing components
  • Erect structural carcassing components
  • Maintain non-structural work
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination.
What can I do next?

The Level 2 Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations. Once you have completed the Apprenticeship as a qualified Joiner you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for working within the industry.

There are also a range of career opportunities you could follow including site management, estimating and surveying as well as specialising in shop fitting or form work.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Qualified joiners earn between £18,000 and £25,000 a year. With experience, this can rise from £26,000 to over £30,000 a year.

Overtime and shift allowances can increase income. Self-employed carpenters and joiners set their own rates.

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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