Architectural Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

As an architectural joiner you will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

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18-24 Months


Start: September 2020


On completion of this apprenticeship, you will have the occupational knowledge to:

  • Understand the technical principles of architectural joinery and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as, setting out and producing cutting lists, marking out from setting out details and producing cutting lists, fitting and assembling routine products
  • Understand how to accurately take site and workplace dimensions
  • Understand how to form and proportion joints associated with architectural joinery work, such as mortice and tenon, dovetail and comb joints
  • Understand why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking architectural joinery work (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
  • Understand how to use, maintain and store marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment
  • Understand how to requisition architectural joinery materials, such as timber, adhesives and fixings
  • Understand how to work at height and use access equipment safely

Entry Requirements

You must have an employer to support you through your Apprenticeship and give you time off work to attend college.  You must have secure employment to be able to enroll on this course.

You will also need a minimum grade 2 or above in GCSE English and grade 1 or above in GCSE Maths or a relevant level 1 vocational qualification.

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Assessment Methods

  • Knowledge test
  • Skills test


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Fees & Funding

As an apprentice it will not cost you anything to do the course.  If you are aged 19 or over your employer will be expected to make a contribution towards your tuition fees.

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    Brunel Construction Centre

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    Kirklees College