Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery End-point Assessment (9078)

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2019

Product code 9078

On Programme Live
9078-12 EPA Registrations open August 2019. EPA reservations and bookings available November 2019.
We are now approved as an EPAO for this standard.

This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the Construction industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships'.  It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for Carpentry & Joinery and includes an end-test at the end of the apprentices 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.

For more information about the Carpentry and Joinery standard, view our handy factsheet.

On-programme

City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment. Including:
• Mandatory qualification: The mandatory units of our Level 2 NVQ qualifications are closely aligned to the content of the apprenticeship standard and enchance the on-programme experience for the apprentice and employer.
They are:
NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry (6571-21) or
NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery (6571-22)

Apprenticeship training manual: Our apprenticeship training manual (ATM) guides tutors and apprentices through a range of practical tasks mapped to the standard, allowing apprentices to track progress and record evidence of their learning as they go. Tasks are mapped to maths & English requirements, developing knowledge and skills in a real working environment. The ATM is available in print or as a digital download, or free of charge through our e-portfolio, Learning Assistant.
Downloadable tutor materials: Tutor materials compliment apprenticeship delivery with engaging content including handouts, lesson plans and presentations, covering all learning outcomes. Materials are available for download from SmartScreen.

Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:
• Health and safety
• Safeguarding and Prevent
• Equality and diversity
• British values

Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard. Our support package, 'e-Functional Skills' is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.  

End-point assessment

EPA product code: 9078-12
City & Guilds is open for registrations for EPA for Carpentry and Joinery. As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service. Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment. Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.

Assessment events for this standard are:
• Apprentices showcase
• Practical observation
• Professional discussion

For further guidance, please refer to our Carpentry and Joinery handbook and end-point assessment pack. The handbook provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The end-point assessment pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway. You’ll find this in the 'documents' tab.

EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard: Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for the Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship to help prepare for end-point assessment. All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform.
EPA exemplar materials: available for tutors, providing real assessment examples for each assessment type, such as transcripts and examples of good practice. This will help you to prepare apprentices and ensure they feel ready for assessment.
EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.
Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered. These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment.
LIEPA reports: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres. These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates.

For our EPA price list, visit here.

Apprenticeship certification: As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form