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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

This Level 2 Apprenticeship is for anyone who is wishing to pursue a career in carpentry and joinery.
24 months
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

As a Site Carpenter, you will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units, and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is a growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for new homes.

When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

This Level 2 Apprenticeship covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the trade. 

Duties carried out by a Site Joiner include:

  • Work in compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental requirements to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of self and others at all times. Report in a timely manner any non-compliances against the construction programme to the appropriate person
  • Work to the construction programme, adapting to changes in schedule and requirements where necessary.
  • Prepare the work site or workshop ready for the work and select materials and tools appropriate to the project
  • Use and maintain hand tools and power tools and associated equipment to complete task to industry standards
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including clients and other construction roles
  • Receive, unload, move and lift materials to site for installation following good handling practices preventing injury or damage
  • Maintain a clear and safe worksite at all times, disposing of waste appropriately and sustainably
  • Carry out continuous professional development to maintain knowledge of current and future developments affecting the role
  • Use the appropriate tools, materials and equipment to carry out first and second fix site carpenter tasks including roofs
  • Carry out minor repairs or modifications
  • Carry out their work conforming to all current and relevant building regulations, quality standards and work instructions



What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard.

As a qualified site carpenter, you will be eligible for a blue skilled worker CSCS card which will allow you to work on-site. You may also be able to progress the Advanced Site Carpentry Apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal grade requirements however, if you do not hold a level 2 in English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Where will I study?


Greater Manchester SkillCentre
Unit B Ashburton Point
Wheelforge Way
Trafford Park
M17 1EH

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.

T. 0161 876 3300