Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site and includes fitting flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building to name but a few. There is also timber frame erection, window fitting and some on-site modifications needed for structures.
We offer a range of full-time site carpentry and bench joinery qualifications to get you started on a career in wood trades in construction. However, if you want to earn while you learn as an apprentice, we also offer site carpentry at Level 2 and 3. You just need an employer to take you on so you can gain essential work experience while studying at college one day per week to gain your qualification.
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You are a practical learner and are interested in a career in construction and carpentry.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or higher, including English and maths, a Level 2 diploma or equivalent qualification, to complete a successful interview and have a work placement. We have excellent links with local joinery and building companies to assist you.
How to work independently at your own pace guided by industry experts. All of our tutors possess a high degree of skills and knowledge gained from their vast experience of working in the industry.
As an apprentice, you will need to be employed (our recruitment team may be able to help you find an employer) and will study one day a week at college for two years to gain the Level 2 apprenticeship.
Spending 80% of your time learning practical skills in our purpose built workshops.
The Level 3 apprenticeship or full-time study at Level 3 on our diploma programme. Successful apprentices can also go on to full-time employment in construction in a junior role.
Careers in this industry
- Site carpenter
- Bench joiner
- Wood machinist
- Project manager
- Shop fitter
- Kitchen installer
Steve Kendall Programme Manager CarpentryOn leaving school Steve was offered an apprenticeship with a local builder, after completing the apprenticeship he became self-employed and worked as a carpenter and joiner all over Cornwall until a teaching opportunity presented itself at Cornwall College.
“I get a buzz from seeing the students we’ve trained be successful in the construction industry in both the local area and worldwide. Just seeing apprentices we’ve trained in the past bring their own apprentices to us to train, makes doing what we do very worthwhile.”
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