Course Overview

The Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship will train an Apprentice or current staff member to become either a joiner, who is essentially someone who makes the product, or a carpenter who installs or repairs the product. Traditionally, joiners work in workshops, producing the components for carpenters to install on site. The Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship will provide comprehensive training in a variety of skills. These skills include manufacturing joinery, site carpentry, bench carpentry and also specialist joinery. The Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship is varied and can be tailored to a joinery manufacturer or site carpentry firm.

On the Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship, their training will cover the use of hand and power tools especially saws, hammers, drills, jigsaws etc. It is understood that training as a carpenter or joiner involves travel to different locations especially building sites and domestic homes. An experienced carpenter or joiner will be required to oversee their training in a highly practical job.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on the apprentices current level and abilities they will take one of the following routes:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Joinery plus the Site or Bench Diploma/Technical Certificate
• Functional Skills
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery plus the Advanced Site or Bench Diploma/Technical Certificate
• Functional Skills
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What training will they receive?

As the employer, you will be responsible for most of the basic knowledge and training. A qualified NLTG Training Officer will assess the apprentice in the workplace. They will also attend a day release at college with a minimal amount of block release. Their training officer will come out to visit them at their place of work every 4 - 6 weeks.

Why not have a look at our Why employ an Apprentice? or Why upskill your workforce? pages. These will give you more about what Apprenticeships involve and especially the benefits of incorporating them into your business.

Additional Benefits

• They will have full and varied practical training and on and off the job support from a personal tutor
• We come and see them in the workplace so no day release to college
• The training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• They will improve on and learn new skills and knowledge
• We will visit them regularly during their training
• We will hold regular meetings to check their progress and development
• They have a dedicated team to provide bespoke tutoring for maths, IT and English.
• We operate an equality and diversity policy

Case Study

Colin Booth at H & S Joinery

I have gained a high level of skill as a Bench Joiner achieving levels 2 and 3. This has given me the confidence to develop to my full potential and has enabled me to work my way up within the company. I am now a team leader and look after a small team of Bench Joiners and Apprentices. My skills have given me the ability to produce a high standard of Bespoke Joinery products including spiral staircases, counters, doors and windows. Often these are for exclusive establishments. I was recently involved in manufacturing products for the Shard in London which was a very satisfying experience as I project managed the job from start to finish.