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NOCN EPA Carpentry and Joinery

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an apprentice Carpenter or Joiner against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: NOCN EPA Carpentry and Joinery
  • Level: 2

Duration: 18 Months • Maximum Funding: £12,000


Using timber products to create and install building compnents.

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria. Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship.


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