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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length18 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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Applications for this programme are now closed for 22/23. If you would like any advice or guidance, please contact our Careers team on 01634 383636.

The Details

This carpentry and joinery apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to learn carpentry skills, earn a wage, and gain valuable work experience in the industry. You will be employed by a carpenter or building contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop and practise your skills.

You will attend College for one day per week to learn the theoretical side of your trade. You will learn about first and second fixing operations and erecting structural carcasses (site carpentry). We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to the level that most employers in the construction industry are looking for.

Other Important Info

  • Some training will take place at College, where you will develop your knowledge within our well-equipped workshops and theory sessions
  • Working with tutors, you will be given demonstrations and the opportunities to build on your practical skills
  • You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment at College to study Site Carpentry
  • The end-point assessment consists of two key elements. The knowledge assessment consists of 40 questions designed to assess your understanding of the specific knowledge and behavioural requirements, while the practical assessment is a skills test.

    Future Prospects

    You could choose to increase your skills with a Carpentry and Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship at level 3.

    Upon completion you are then eligible to apply for the Blue skilled worker CSCS card required to work on large construction projects.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants should have:

  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at minimum grade D or 3 and above (Candidates who completed study overseas and are now working in the UK may also be eligible. Please contact us to discuss your application.)
  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

  • A satisfactory college interview

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.