Wood Occupations

Wood Occupation (Site/Bench)

Carpenters and joiners prepare and put into place most of the wooden parts of buildings – from floorboards and roof trusses to expertly-crafted windows and doors.

Practical carpentry and joinery skills are in high demand and this programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a joiner in the construction industry.

What will I learn?

General areas of studyinclude:

  • General Workplace Safety
  • Efficient Working Practices
  • Move & Handle Resources

Bench Joinery Route

Examples of study include:

  • Set Up & Use Circular Saw
  • Produce Setting Out Details for Routine Products
  • Mark Out for Setting Out Details for Routine Products
  • Manufacture Routine Products

Site Joinery Route

Examples of study include:

  • Install First Fixing Components
  • Install Second Fixing Components
  • Erect Structural Carcassing Components
  • Maintain Non-Structural Carpentry Work
  • Set Up & Use Circular Saw

You will also undertake Key/Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate while attending college on a day release basis.

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and teaching is done in a purpose built joinery workshop. The underpinning knowledge will be developed in a classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

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

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • ePortfolio
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

What can I do next?

The Level 2 Apprenticeship may give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship. you will be a qualified joiner equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for progressing within industry into areas like site management, estimating and surveying or specialist shop fitting.