Site Carpentry

  • Level One

    Pre-Apprenticeship Site Carpentry

    Train as a carpenter, learn cutting, fixing and mitring techniques, as well as constructing basic joints, frames, architrave and skirting. You will become proficient in the use of power tools associated with carpentry as well as using hand tools.

    On completion of the course you will receive a Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry, and ACE will support you to complete your CSCS card to work on site.

    3 days per week, 6 – 9 month course with progression possible onto an Apprenticeship on completion.

  • Level Two

    Apprenticeship Site Carpentry

    Apprenticeships are a mix of work and learning whilst getting paid a wage, you will work on site for 4 days and attend ACE 1 day per week. The Apprenticeship usually takes 18-24 months to complete.

    This course covers fixing frames, linings, joists, staircases and stud wall partitions, hanging doors and ironmongery, fixing skirting boards and architrave, floor and wall units, pipe boxing, roofing structures including eaves and verges, the safe use of power tools, Health and Safety on site, communication and organisational procedures at work, storing and moving materials safely and understanding plans and drawings.

    You will work towards an NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Site CarpentryLevel 2 Diploma in Site CarpentryFunctional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

  • Level Three

    Advanced Apprenticeship Site Carpentry

    This advanced level course is the next step after an Apprenticeship and is aimed at skilled workers and staff members who are likely to take more responsible roles within the company.

    The Advanced Apprenticeship takes approximately a year to complete.

    As part of the course you will learn to erect complex structural carcassing and using woodworking machines safely, Health and Safety, developing and maintaining good working relationships in the workplace and confirming work methods, activities and resources needed.

    You will be training towards your NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Wood OccupationsLevel 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry and Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths.

Site Carpentry
Earning potential

The average Site Carpenter earns £15,000 – £35,000 per year, and once you’ve gained your qualifications you can either work for a company or become self-employed.

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