- Course Code: TCC254SD
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Validated by: City and Guilds
- Study mode: Part Time
As an apprentice joiner, you will train to become a qualified, skilled worker, where you will carry out work primarily using timber products either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally 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.
Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.
As an apprentice you will be employed and will combine work with study, attending College one day a week. Your dedicated Assessor, will also visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments and progress reviews.
- What will I study?
You will work towards a City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations in either site or bench joinery. You will also work towards maths and English functional skills.
The on programme learning will cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.
- Entry Requirements
To be able to enrol onto this apprenticeship standard, you will need an employer to support your apprenticeship, who can employ you for 30 hours a week. Blackburn College can support you to find a suitable employer. You will need to take part in an interview and initial assessment, to assess your suitability for the apprenticeship.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed throughout your on programme learning, both in the workplace and in College, which will contribute to the achievement of the NVQ diploma. On completion of the NVQ and maths and English functional skills you will be able to participate in the end point assessment, where you will be assessed through a skills assessment (written test) and practical test.
- What can I do next?
On completion of the NVQ Diploma and level 1 maths and English functional skills, apprentices will undertake the end point assessment, which will involve a knowledge assessment and practical skills assessment.
- Your Study Programme