Site Joinery - Apprenticeship
Course Code: WB00002
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The UK construction industry is dominated by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a relatively small number of larger companies. The private sector is a major source of employment, with local government and government bodies also offering employment opportunities.
This apprenticeship is for those already in employment to give them a recognised qualification.
The course will improve their practical and theory skills in the core units of General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace (vital for the CSCS card) , communication and lifting and carrying .
The apprentice will be trained and assessed in all types site Joinery work including Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines, marking and setting out details and producing Routine site Joinery Products.
The Main qualification is split into two parts training and competence
1) Diploma training – This part of the apprenticeship in brickwork is the diploma, you will be trained in all aspects of site joinery (see modules and assessment) within a learning environment workshop. On completion of your training you will be assessed on each unit through a multiple choice test.
The practical assessment will be at the end of your course and only when you feel competent to sit your test will your practical skills be assessed in a simulated environment.
2) NVQ Competence –The second part of the site joinery qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a site joiner within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
You will be assessed on site by a qualified assessor who will mentor you through your qualification and assess your skills through a range of methods using and imputing onto an e- portfolio.
This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.
There are no mandatory entry requirements for the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship (Cskills) Wood Occupation (Site Joinery) framework. However employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in Wood Occupation, demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.
You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in maths and English.
To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old. Our Skills & Business team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Varied teaching methods are used in order to develop high level sector specific skills. Practical skills and competency will be supported and assessed by the assessor. The functional skills element of the qualification is delivered by specialist teachers, who will provide support either in the college environment or within the work place.
Twenty percent of the course is day release teaching the Diploma training in the college.
Eighty percent is on site at work place for the NVQ competency
your qualification and assess your skills through a range of methods using and imputing onto an e- portfolio.
Additional learning support is available if required
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.