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Site Carpentry Foundation Apprenticeship

Programme Description

This pathway provides a nationally agreed Site Carpentry foundation apprenticeship framework for a work based learning route into employment within the construction industry, using qualifications that combine both practical skills and knowledge. 

Learners completing a Site Carpentry foundation apprenticeship will undertake work in areas such as:

Roof construction, floor joists, fix linings, hanging doors, fix ironmongery and kitchen units.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  2 years

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

As an apprentice you will be allocated a training advisor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.

You will be expected to attend college one day/week for underpinning knowledge, and assessment will also take place in college or workplace on a regular basis. This course is both theory and practical based.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry includes:

  • Health and Safety in the construction industry
  • Principals of building construction, information and communication
  • Carry out 1st fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out 1st fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out 2nd fix operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw

Programme Content

This pathway will develop your skills for employment as a Site Carpenter at foundation level.

Upon successful completion of this programme, Apprentices will achieve the following -

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Essential Skills Qualification in Communication and Application of Number at level 1

Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Progression & Employment

Progression onto apprenticeship programmes that will provide further development and understanding of trades within the construction industry.

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests.

Units are assessed by an NVQ portfolio and/or practically in the work place through the observation of working practices. Written and on line tests for the theory knowledge of NVQ and diploma qualifications will also be undertaken within the college.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.  Applicants should have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage. In addition apprentices;

  • Must be employed status
  • Must be over 16 years of age
  • Attend a formal interview. You may be required to undertake a practical skills test as part of the interview process.
  • Undertake a diagnostic test on literacy and numeracy skills.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which comprises of safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis.