Carpentry and Joinery (Architectural Joiner) Level 2

The Basics

Sector: Construction
Qualification: Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery (Pathway 2 Architectural Joiner)
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Duration: 18-24 months
Type of Assessment: On-going & End Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Creation of timber products within a workshop environment such as windows, doors and staircases
> Understand the characteristics, uses and limitations with timber products
> Mark out, create, fit and assemble components to make timber products
> Creation of mortice and tenon, dovetail and comb joints
> Accurately take site and workplace dimensions
> Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
> Effective communication with all key stakeholders


This qualification has been developed in collaboration with leading industry experts and now has two key routes; Architectural Joinery and Site Carpenter.

As part of your Architectural Joinery apprenticeship, you will work with a range of woods to create windows, staircases, doors, furniture, kitchens and cupboards. You will also use specialist machinery to create wood products and assess different grades of wood and their suitability for the upcoming project.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this role however it is preferential that you have either completed the Construction Study Programme or have some experience of working within this industry.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Bench Joiner
> Supervisor / Team Leader
> Contracts Manager
> Self-Employed Sub Contractor


> Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Advanced Carpentry and Joinery (Architectural Joiner)


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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

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