Carpentry and Joinery

24 Months
Level 2
Course Overview:


Carpentry and Joinery level 2 involves working with wood to create and install building components on construction sites or in workshops. This occupation offers two options: Site Carpenter and Architectural Joiner. The former prepares and instals basic building components and structural carpentry, while the latter produces architectural products such as doors, windows, and staircases. Interacting with other construction trades and clients, an employee in this occupation works in a team under supervision, using machinery and tools to meet the clients’ expectations.


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ART Skills Centre is revolutionising the delivery of apprenticeships. Leveraging our extensive experience in providing quality blended learning to all our learners annually, using our unique blended delivery model that prioritises flexibility and efficiency for both apprentices and employers.

Our focus on high-quality learning resources and approach now extends to the apprenticeship sector, ensuring that more individuals receive personalised training and robust career guidance.

At the ART Skills Centre, we are committed to the personal and professional growth of our learners. Our individualised programme of learning is designed to help learners develop as individuals and employees, and to facilitate their progress at every stage of the learning journey.


Entry Requirements:

  • Desirable to have achieved a level 2 in maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above)
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL



Benefits for Learner(s):

  • Gain a nationally recognized and accredited qualification
  • Earn while learning
  • Access high-quality learning and assessment materials for your employees
  • Receive bespoke support for high-quality “off the job” learning
  • Access support from a qualified assessor / tutor and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) during scheduled check-ins throughout the apprenticeship


Benefits for Organization(s):

  • Improve staff retention
  • Work in partnership with a reputable training provider
  • See rapid improvements in employee performance, productivity, and behaviours that will benefit your organisation


The following is a list of summarised contents (but not limited to) that a CARPENTER AND JOINER must know and understand upon completion of this programme:


  • Applying principles of environment, health, safety, and welfare, including electrical safety, storage of materials, and accident & emergency procedures.
  • Understanding responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance, such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health and Working at Height Regulations.
  • Using health and safety control equipment, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE), and local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
  • Understanding building construction terminology and components, including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities, and services, and environmental and sustainability considerations.
  • Interpreting and producing relevant information from drawings, specifications, and work instructions, including basic principles of Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
  • Estimating resource quantities, such as fixings, timber length, and sheet materials, required for work.
  • Communicating and working effectively with others in the workplace.
  • Identifying characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations, and defects of timber and timber-based products, such as hardwoods, softwoods, MDF, plywoods, and adhesives.
  • Preparing, using, and maintaining hand and power tools, such as chisels, planes, saws, drills, planers, and nail guns, and producing jigs.
  • Understanding different types of fixings and fasteners for site carpentry work, including their uses, and carrying out first and second fixing work, as well as creating structural carcassing work and erecting trussed rafter roofs.


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The following is a list of summarised contents (but not limited to) that a CARPENTER AND JOINER must be able to do upon completion of this programme:


  • Identifying and applying safe working practices according to regulations, codes of practice, and site-specific requirements.
  • Planning and undertaking work practices productively.
  • Identifying and applying safe use, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Correctly interpreting information from drawings and specifications.
  • Estimating resource quantities needed for work.
  • Demonstrating fundamental skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, and scribing.
  • Carrying out first fixing work including installing frames, linings, decking, stairs, and partitions.
  • Carrying out second fixing work including installing service encasement, cladding, doors, and mouldings.
  • Carrying out timber stud partition work.
  • Erecting rafter roofs, installing floor joists and coverings, forming connections, producing architectural joinery products, and installing ironmongery components.
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The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) on how a CARPENTER AND JOINER must behave or demonstrate upon completion of this programme:


  • Effective communication: Communicating effectively through oral, written, listening, body language, and presenting.
  • Teamwork: Working effectively in a team with limited supervision.
  • Independent working: Taking responsibility for completing own work independently.
  • Logical thinking: Using clear and valid reasoning for making decisions logically.
  • Working effectively: Effectively working by undertaking the work in a reliable and productive manner.
  • Time management: Managing time effectively to complete work on schedule.
  • Adaptability: Adapting to changes in work instructions.


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