This course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to become a qualified Carpenter.  Site carpentry is a skilled trade creating and installing building components using timber products. Site Carpenters 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.   Advanced site carpentry involves carrying out skilled tasks on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components and undertaking complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge. When undertaking an Apprenticeship, you will study a mixture of both work-based learning and training at Train4All.  You will work with an employer and earn a wage whilst learning a City & Guilds accredited trade. The apprenticeship you will follow is made up of;
  • Working with an employer – putting what you have learnt into practice and gaining valuable work skills
  • Diploma – skills and theory taught at the centre by attending for a block release week every 6-8 weeks
  • NVQ – assessed on site to demonstrate your competence in the trade
  • Employment rights and responsibilities – to provide you with knowledge of what you should expect as an employee
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) –¬†¬†generic skills that are essential to life,¬†learning and work
  • Functional skills in Maths and English (if required) –¬† improving¬† Maths and English skills relevant to your trade
Within the level 2 and level 3 apprenticeship you will learn the following skills:
  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Construction methods and technology
  • Interpret Drawings
  • Carry out first fixing operations
  • Carry out second fixing
  • Erect structural carcassing
  • Carry out maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw
  • Information, quantities and communication
  • Erect complex structural carcassing components
  • Maintain non-structural and structural components
  • Set up and operate fixed and transportable machinery
Once you have completed your apprenticeship you could then choose a specific trade to progress your career further.