Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

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.

Who is this programme for?

The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in a site carpentry business.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

What does the Apprenticeship cover?
The programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following four components:

1. NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Level 2 Site Carpentry)
Optional units to meet business needs.

Mandatory Units

  • Conform to general workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient work practice
  • Move and handle resources

Optional Units (choose 3)

  • Install first fix components
  • Install second fix components
  • Erect structural carcassing components
  • Maintain non structural carpentry work
  • Set up and use circular saws

2. Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 1 leading to Level 2 qualifications

3. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

4. End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship.  It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.


Find out about the new standard click on the link: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/carpentry-and-joinery/

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What Next?

What are the benefits?
Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner.

The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely accepted in the sector as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.

Further information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact our
Employer Hotline on 01252 407299 or visit


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in a site carpentry business. The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSEs 3-9 in Maths and English. GCSEs will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

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