Architectural Joinery or Site Carpentry – Advanced Apprenticeship

A Site Carpentry Apprentice will use timber products to create and install building components, while being responsible for managing their own and other people’s work.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length Up to 18 months
Overview

A Site Carpentry Apprentice will use timber products to create and install building components, while being responsible for managing their own and other people’s work. You will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components.

A Site Carpenter will study:

  • Complex roofing
  • Complex staircase installations
  • Installing bespoke products
  • Develop skills to manage their own projects

An Advanced Joiner will use timber products to create complex and bespoke joinery items, while being responsible for managing their own and other people’s work. You will normally work in a joinery workshop.

An Advanced Joiner will study:

  • Complex windows
  • Curved work
  • Wood machining
  • CNC Routers

Both roles will include:

  • Utilise a range of advanced trade skills, which allow you to carry out complex carpentry work to a high standard and tolerance, including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing
  • Develop knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Be prepared to take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved
  • Determine the best way of carrying out the work and ensure this is communicated clearly to colleagues
  • Producing CAD setting out details
  • Learn about BIM modelling

Example job roles include: Advanced Site Carpenter/Advanced Joiner.

Achieve a Level 3 by completing:

  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths) Level 2
  • Portfolio of evidence

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment as part of a team in a construction company, set up their own company, become a subcontractor or progress onto Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme. You must have a Level 2 Qualification in Site Carpentry/Joinery. It is expected that anyone starting this Apprenticeship will have already achieved the corresponding Level 2 Apprenticeship standard in Carpentry or Joinery.

Facilities
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Fully equipped wood machine shop
  • Practical bench and site workshops
  • Learning resource centre
  • Café
Additional Costs

You will need safety boots, work trousers and recommended text books.

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