Who are the qualifications for?
This qualification is for candidates who work or want to work as a site carpenter, bench joiner or a shopfitter bench joiner in the construction sector.
What do the qualifications cover?
It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry and joinery. It covers the following specialist areas:
Structural post and beam carpentry
Light structural timber framing
Timber frame erection
Timber decks and cladding
Are the qualifications part of a framework or initiative?
This qualification forms the competence based element of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building (Level 2), pathway 4: Wood Occupations.
What opportunities for progression are there?
It allows candidates to progress into employment or onto the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations.
Apprentices who follow the Site Carpentry/Shopfitting pathway can have a varied career working on new builds, refurbishments or in specialist areas. Bench Joinery apprentices will see a variety of wood products in production, depending upon the company.
This apprenticeship will enable progression to:
Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Building: Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry)
Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Building: Wood Occupations (Bench Joinery)
Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Building: Wood Occupations (Shopfitting)
Military Occupational Instructor for Carpentry and Joinery
After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into furniture production, occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.
To achieve the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry (6571-21), learners must achieve a total of 62 credits. 10 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units and a minimum of 52 credits from the optional units available.
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry
Unit no. 101, credits: 2
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Unit no. 218, credits: 3
Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
Unit no. 608, credits: 5
Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
Unit no. 235, credits:20
Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace
Unit no. 259, credits:18
Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace
Unit no. 276, credits: 23
Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace
Unit no. 298, credits: 14
Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
Unit no. 714, credits: 24
Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace
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