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Carpentry and joinery (level 2)

Using timber products to create and install building components.

Equivalent to GCSE
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Architectural joiner
  • Site carpenter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identify and apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations, Approved Codes of Practice, company guidance, site specific requirements and taking account of changing circumstances.
  • Plan and undertake work practices productively.
  • Identify and apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • Correctly interpret information from drawings and specifications in various types and formats. eg electronic devices, Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Estimate resource quantities to carry out work eg quantity of fixings, length of timber
  • demonstrate a range of fundamental skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, mitring, scribing, horizontal and vertical levelling (including laser levelling), finishing, positioning and securing.

Full information on Carpentry and joinery (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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