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 12 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.

Topics include:

  • Repair and/ or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes
  • Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components
  • 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.

Achieve:

  • NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Site Carpentry
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths) Level 2

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment as part of a team in a construction company or as a subcontractor.

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 and in some cases ICT. 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.

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

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

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