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Wood Occupations
Level 2

Apprenticeship:

Wood Occupations

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 24 months

You will learn about the principles of timber construction and construction method within the building trade, and will be able to apply the skills necessary to work alongside all of the trades.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Joiner 
  • Carpenter 
  • Framing Carpenter 

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 

Progression opportunities

  • Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations

Apprenticeship:

Wood Occupations

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 24 months

  • New learners and employers are assessed by a Skills Coach or Business Advisor to ensure their suitability for the programme.
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship.
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study.

Skills

  • Working safely
  • Measure/mark out/cut/finish/position and secure
  • Installing door or window frames, linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases
  • Installing side hung doors, mouldings, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units, cladding and stair case components.
  • Erect inclined roofs with gables, soffit and fascia, floor or ceiling joists
  • Repair and/or replace frames, mouldings, side hung doors, windows, roofing components guttering and downpipes

Knowledge

  • Technical principles of site carpentry work
  • Form specific joints required for site carpentry work, such as mitres, butt and halving joints
  • Work safely at height and use access equipment correctly
  • Calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources
  • Correct types and usage of PPE/RPE associated with the work
  • Dispose of waste correctly, protect the work and maintain a clean work space
  • Characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products

Behaviours

  • Effective communication
  • Effective team work
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

Apprenticeship:

Wood Occupations

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 24 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 2 Wood Occupations course.