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Level 2

Carpentry and Joinery – Architectural Joiner – Level 2 Apprenticeship


The apprenticeship standard involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

The course is delivered in the college and workplace. It comprises of a college-based training plan, and English and Maths to level 2 (if this is required).

The training plan will cover the following topics with both practical and theoretical elements:

  • General workplace Health, Safety and Welfare, Effective and Productive Working Practices, Moving, Handling and Storing Resources, Erecting Structural Carcassing Components.
  • Manufacturing and Installing First & Second Fixing Components
  • Maintaining structural and non-structural Carpentry Work
  • Setting Up and Using fixed and Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines

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.

For further information, please contact our apprenticeship team via email –


Apprentices must be in paid employment in the relevant industry to cover the requirements of the standard.

You will be invited to an interview with a member of the course team who will help determine your suitability for the apprenticeship programme. You will need to demonstrate your potential to do well on a demanding apprenticeship, including the potential to succeed in your chosen discipline.

For further information, please contact our apprenticeship team via email –

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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