Course Content


  • Health and safety
  • PPE and manual handling
  • Principles of building construction terminology
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Estimating using resources
  • Communication
  • Timber and using timber based products
  • Hand tools and how to prepare and use
  • Power tools and how to prepare and use
  • Being able to carry out different work
  • Depending on route you may look at Site Carpentry, Joinery or Architectural Joinery


  • Preparation of materials
  • Safe working
  • Working areas
  • Joinery/architecture structures
  • Fixings and features
  • Measuring and marking out
  • Preparing wood for cutting


  • Effective communication
  • Team working
  • Independent working
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively and reliably
  • Being able to adapt to ensure instructions are fully undertaken

Downloadable content


Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

Take a look at our Guide to Supporting Smaller Employers PDF.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.