Site Carpentry

Available for: 16-19, Apprenticeships,


Practical Carpentry and Joinery skills are in high demand. If you want a career in the joinery trade then this course is for you.

PROCAT courses start at Level 2 before progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Course Details

What you will study

You will learn basic through to advanced practical skills specific to site carpentry, including how to carry out first fix flooring and roofing, how to carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs, how to carry out second fixing operations, how to carry out carpentry maintenance and much more.

The importance of maths and English in daily life is beyond question. Almost every job requires the ability to read, write and use numbers confidently – especially in Construction or Engineering where you will be pricing jobs, measuring and completing tasks to precision.

English and maths qualifications are an essential element of your Study Programme and Apprenticeship training.


Grade 3 (D) or below you must study Functional Skills
Grade 4 (C) or above do not need Functional Skills

Study Programmes:

Grade 4 (C) or above students must study extended maths and English
Grade 3 (D) students must study GCSE maths and English

Self Study: 

PROCAT guidelines for self-study, meaning extra reading, researching and writing are as follows but of-course this is down to your own work ethic.

For a PASS:

Level 3: 1-2 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Level 4: 3-4 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Degree Apprenticeship: 5-6 hours per week studying at home/outside of college

If you are looking for higher grades, then obviously more hours each week would need to be spent at home/outside of college studying.

Type of work

A Carpenter will work on construction sites or private housing, fitting products such as windows, doors, staircases and internal and architectural joinery. As a Carpenter or Joiner, you may carry out tasks including cutting and shaping timber, making and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture and fitting wooden structures like joists, roof timbers and partition walls.

Courses available

Level 2 Study Programme

Location: PROCAT Canvey Island Campus
Duration: 1 year
Study Format: 3 days per week

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Location: PROCAT Canvey Island Campus
Duration: 4 years
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship) 

Average earnings


Where can I learn?

This course is located in Canvey Island


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