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Bradford College

Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship in Joinery & Site Carpentry

Study Level
Apprenticeships, Level 2, Level 3 Apprenticeship
18 months
Start Date
September 2022
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.

The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The main differences between a level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a level 3 advanced site
carpenter / architectural joiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and nonstandard work.

  Key Info

Typical tasks:

  • Fitting floor boards
  • Installing staircases, door frames, skirting boards and bannisters
  • Measuring out materials and cutting out accordingly
  • Kitchen fitting


  • Understand their broader responsibilities under current legislation
  • Understand the importance of team working and being prepared to take a lead
  • Understand, in more detail, the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice


  • Work safely and pro-actively
  • Understand the programme and work schedule
  • Determine the best way of carrying out the work and ensure this is communicated
  • Select the required quantity and quality of resources required
  • Interpret technical specifications and ensure compliance with legislation

Level 2:

GCSE English and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade C/4 or Entry 3 on the Literacy and Numeracy BKSB.

Level 3:

GCSE English and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade C/4 or Level 1 on the Literacy and Numeracy BKSB.

On completion, apprentices can look to progress onto careers such as an Advanced site joiner or an Price Advance architectural joiner.

Fees: Apprenticeship Course Fees will be paid by your employer.

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.

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 ay any time.

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