Carpentry and Joinery - Level 2 Apprenticeship - CCCG
Accessibility & Translation

Carpentry and Joinery - Level 2 Apprenticeship


Duration: 2 Years
Location: Workplace and College
Sector: Construction

About the Course

The broad purpose of the apprenticeship is working with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components.  This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, moldings, timber floor coverings, and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

This apprenticeship includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner. 

A Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, walls, and floor units, and erect structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or on domestic and commercial premises.

An Architectural Joiner will produce building components by setting out, marking out, and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases, and associated ironmongery.

Entry criteria

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level whilst on the apprenticeship, apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to take (attempt) the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


Queen's Award for Enterprise