What is the apprenticeship about?
Working in this sector involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products and creating and installing building components. A site carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components. They could work on the initial erection of a new building, the installation of fixtures and fittings, and a range of repair and maintenance activities. As a carpentry & joinery apprentice, you will gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to enter this industry and carry out these duties competently.
Why should I choose this apprenticeship?
If you wish to pursue a career in an exciting and diverse industry and enjoy being hands-on, this apprenticeship could be a great choice for you. Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn about the construction industry and how to secure a successful career. You will have the chance to work on a wide range of projects, developing your skills and gaining a sense of accomplishment. Joiners are in great demand, meaning you will have plenty of career opportunities and the chance to make a high salary.
What will I learn?
Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will have acquired the occupational skills to be able to:
- Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning, and securing
- Install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions, and straight staircases
- Install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components
- Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components
- Repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes, and window components
Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
How is the apprenticeship delivered?
The apprenticeship is delivered over 24 months, and you will be fully supported by the college every step of the way. During your apprenticeship you will attend college one day per week, with the other four days spent with your employer. As an apprentice you will be allocated a tutor and an assessor, who will come out to visit you onsite.
What will the apprenticeship lead on to?
The construction industry has a huge range of career opportunities. After becoming a qualified tradesperson, you could pursue a range of career paths, from site management to owning your own business. You may also wish to take your studies further and progress on to the level 3 apprenticeship. For more information and advice, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated apprenticeship coach to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study this apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has a long history of delivering bespoke, high-quality apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors. We take pride in our apprentices and ensure they leave us with the skills they need to forge a career in their chosen industry. We work with all manner of employers to ensure all parties’ interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme are GCSE grades 9-4, or level 2 functional skills qualifications in English and maths. We will consider those who need to resit either their English or maths qualification, however those that need to resit both will not meet the entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme.
If you are required to resit either English or maths, you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you must be willing to achieve your level 2 English/maths qualification before the end of the apprenticeship programme as part of your study.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Costs are payable by the employer and a price will be agreed and contract of services put into place at the enrolment stage.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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