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Construction and Building Technology

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This apprenticeship develops skills in creating and installing building components.

Typical roles are Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner

It includes the development of skills in:

selecting materials preparing and fixing building components installing fixtures and fittings repairing and maintaining components

  • working safely

Entry Requirements

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 / D or above including English and Mathematics or NVQ 1 plus two Functional Skills at Level 1.


It is helpful if apprentices have experience in their chosen field to allow them to meet the rigours of the programme but this is not essential.


Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Apprentices need to produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by a qualified assessor in order for them to achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. End Point Assessment includes a Knowledge Test and a Practical Skills Assessment.

Home Study

Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this requires some work to be completed in their own time.

Work Placement

Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support the candidate through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.


Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery . Achievers will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) 'Skilled Worker' standard.

Fees and Additional Costs

Additional Information

Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day per week in term time.

AP/2CARP/Q/S 192001 01/08/2019 31/07/2020 - £.00

Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available.

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