Site Carpentry Advanced Apprenticeship - Information for Employers





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About the course

This course links basic craft training and first line supervision giving the opportunity to progress to a supervisory role. There is an emphasis on maintaining quality standards and the overseeing of operations. The course will develop knowledge and skills further, including erecting complex structural components such as trussed rafter roofs and installing first and second fixings.

Our advanced apprenticeships give learners industry recognised qualifications and the practical skills they need to become successful employees in the trade. Throughout the year long apprenticeship, your trainee will develop job specific skills whilst working with you and also obtain training at the college. You will need to employ them and they must receive the national minimum wage of £3.30 per hour.

Business benefits

  • Apprenticeships develop employees' skills and addresses knowledge gaps in line with business requirements
  • An apprentice is an employee earning a wage and working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.
  • Apprenticeships provide industry-recognised qualifications
  • Apprenticeships identify areas for personal improvement which can help instigate positive organisational change
  • Apprentices have the right skills and knowledge for the job, enabling them to work efficiently, effectively and more productively
  • Having highly skilled Apprentices on your workforce will give your business the edge over the competition
  • Apprenticeships are extremely popular with highly competent and committed young people leading to easier staff recruitment and retention
  • Apprentices are highly motivated people who are keen to learn, progress and get the most from their job
  • Apprentices gain valuable exposure to new technology during their training, exposure which could be valuable to your business in the future
  • Introducing new talent to your business ensures a cost effective transfer of knowledge from experienced staff to young Apprentices
  • Apprenticeships are appropriate to young people from all walks of life so you could encourage and increase diversity in your workforce

Entry Requirements

Prospective applicants should:

  • Completed the level 2 apprenticeship in Site Carpentry
  • Have a strong commitment to working with you and our college assessor.
  • A good record of attendance at school or college
  • Demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment
What will I do on this course?

Their apprenticeship consists of;

  • Work-based NVQ
  • College based technical certificate
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional skills (if required)
Who is it for?

For those who have already achieved their level 2 apprenticeship in Site Carpentry. The candidate will also need to have to ability to work accurately and have an eye for detail, have good practical and creative skills, and be able to carry out physical work and work well both as a team and independently.

How to apply

Contact our Employer team.

How Is this course assessed?

Your apprentice will be assessed in a number of different ways and will receive regular feedback to guide their progress. Some of the ways in which we will measure their success will be:

  • Attendance
  • Portfolio work
  • Exams
  • Online assessments
  • Practical assessments
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course they will have an industry recognised qualification so can be employed as a Site Carpenter.

Additional cost

The apprentice will need protective footwear and a high vis vest for practical sessions whilst at college


You will need to interview the candidate for employment. Once you have secured a successful apprentice, they will also need a course entry interview with the college. If you require support short listings candidates for interview the college will be happy to assist.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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