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Bradford College

Site Carpentry

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn and train in your chosen career as well as earning a regular pay packet. You will be given first-hand experience and learn the majority of the skills needed on the job, whilst also completing off-the-job training within college by day release.

Site carpentry apprentices work with wood on construction sites or in domestic or commercial premises to fit or repair doors, window frames, staircases, floorboards, cupboards, roof trusses and partitions. They use traditional woodworking tools as well as specialised power or hand tools for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing.

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend a day per week at Bradford College
undertaking classroom based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments.

  Key Info

Level 2:

This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

Pathway 1: 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.

Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are what will be gained from this apprenticeship.


  • Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources
  • Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timberbased products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials


  • Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards
  • Move, handle and store resources
  • Access, interpret and use drawings


  • Independent working & taking responsibility
  • Logical thinker, Time Management, Adaptable

Level 2: Entry 3 English and Maths will be required to undertake this apprenticeship.

On completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship, apprentices can look to progress onto the Advanced Carpentry & Joinery apprenticeship.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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