Construction - Wood Occupations (Site), Level 2 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will normally study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at work, usually at least 30 hours per week.

The apprenticeship will equip you with the skills in health and safety, knowledge of building methods, interpretation of working drawings, setting out of masonry structures and cavity and solid walling.

In some occupational areas apprentices would be expected to work at height and outside in all seasonal weather conditions. You are likely to need a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job (moving and handling resources, placing and fixing materials).

You could also be expected to travel to sites or in some cases, stay in lodgings whilst working away from home.

You will also spend time at Kendal College gaining your NVQ, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover the following:

- General Workplace Safety
- Efficient Working Practices
- Move & Handle Resources

Three optional units will also be taken from the following:

- Install First Fixing Components
- Install Second Fixing Components
- Erect Structural Carcassing Components
- Maintain Non-Structural Carpentry Work
- Set Up & Use Circular Saw

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

The assessment requirements set for this qualification are multiple choice knowledge tests and practical assignments. The knowledge assessment is designed to be taken on a computer using the CSKills Awards online testing platform. The tests are externally set and marked multiple-choice tests where learners can choose one of four possible answers. The tests cover the learning outcomes for each unit and measures that they have been met by the learners.

Practical assignments have been developed for each individual unit, which gives the learner the flexibility to complete the task in the manner which best suits them. They are designed to be taken within a simulated construction environment, away from the distractions experienced on a real site.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you to progress in your chosen trade and, on completion of this course, you may progress into employment or to undertake further training in one of the other Cskills qualifications.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but to take this course you should be employed in the relevant role and have a passion and basic understanding of the construction sector.

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in (if you are looking for employment see below for information).

Looking for employment?

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details with the National Apprenticeship Matching Service (NAS) and search online for vacancies at

- Check the College’s website page regularly (sometimes employers only want to recruit locally and so they advertise on our website and not on NAS website):

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

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Next: Apply

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