Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery - Intermediate

West Thames College
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Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery - Intermediate:

Carpentry deals with the installation of doors, windows and floors within commercial and domestic environments. On this apprenticeship you will develop skills in areas such as first and second fix joinery and roof structures using specialist machinery, building methods and technical drawing. You will also learn to uphold safe working practices. With further training it is possible to specialise in areas such as film set production, shop fitting and concrete mould forming.

This 18 month apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to work in the construction industry, and is perfect for anyone who wants to become a skilled craftsperson with qualities that can be transferred across many sectors.

You must achieve a minimum of 62 credits to achieve this qualification. Some of these units are mandatory and some you may choose with the agreement of your employer and assessor. Your assessor will go through these units with you and your employer in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you may achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure you meet the minimum national standards.

Overview of units for the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery


  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Confirming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace


  • Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace
  • Installing first and second fixing components in the workplace
  • Maintaining non-structural carpentry work in the workplace
  • Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace

You will also complete the following:

  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Maths functional skills level 1
  • English functional skills level 1
  • Employment rights and responsibilities.

Additional entry requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme, you should be 16 years or older and working in the industry, such as on a domestic or commercial construction site, in a joiners shop or as a shop fitter. Please note, you need to have a job before applying for an apprenticeship. Please view the Apprenticeships tab on our website to view current vacancies. You may have already completed a young apprenticeship scheme in construction, the 14-19 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, or a craft occupation at Level 1. Alternatively, you may have previously worked in construction (e.g. as a labourer), or been referred through the Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative or the Construction Youth Trust. You should have functional skills in English and maths or key skills in application of number and communication.

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Feltham, TW13 5DT


15 months


Full time


Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2


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