What will I study?
Apprentices work and train in a vibrant and exciting industry. They combine college learning with on-site experience to ensure the right balance of technical skills and practical experience. Employers and apprentices both benefit from the mix of training and real site experience.
The Apprenticeship framework is made up of several parts:
- NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations (Bench)
- Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication (at Level 1)
- Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
An assessor will work with the apprentice on a one-to-one basis and/or group basis. Apprentices will be visited each month at work and will also be able to contact the assessor between visits.
The (NVQ) National Vocational Qualification is aimed at developing safe and skilled practices preparing apprentices for work within the construction industry in their chosen trade/field.
- This qualification requires the apprentice to supply relevant, suitable work-based evidence
- All apprentices will have to complete external tests where relevant
- Where relevant apprentices will have to study and be assessed through exams
On-site training (in the workplace)
- The learner’s employer will provide on-site training in the chosen trade
- Learners will be expected to provide evidence of work and relevant activities that have been carried out to a standard required by Industry
- The learner will be allocated a College contact that will complete on-site reviews at regular intervals.
Off-site (in Hugh Baird College)
- Practical training and assessment
- Theory up to Diploma Level 2
- Mandatory core units (site work and bench joinery)
- Conform to general workshop safety
- Conform to efficient work practices
- Move and handle resources
- Site diary/review
- Produce setting out details for routine products
- Mark out from setting out details for routine products
- Manufacture routine products