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Entry Requirements

To be able to enrol onto this apprenticeship standard, you will need an employer to support your apprenticeship, who can employ you for 30 hours a week

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18 Months

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  • Overview

    The main differences between a level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a level 3 advanced site carpenter / architectural joiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.

    This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

    Pathway 1: An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).

    Pathway 2: An Advanced Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding).

    As an apprentice you will be employed and will combine work with study, attending College one day a week. Your dedicated Assessor, will also visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments and progress reviews.

  • What will I study?

    You will work towards a City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations in either site or bench joinery. You will also work towards maths and English functional skills.

    The on programme learning will cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

  • Entry Requirements

    To be able to enrol onto this apprenticeship standard, you will need an employer to support your apprenticeship, who can employ you for 30 hours a week. Blackburn College can support you to find a suitable employer. You will need to take part in an interview and initial assessment, to assess your suitability for the apprenticeship.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed throughout your on programme learning, both in the workplace and in College, which will contribute to the achievement of the NVQ diploma. On completion of the NVQ and maths and English functional skills you will be able to participate in the end point assessment, where you will be assessed through a skills assessment (written test) and practical test.

  • What can I do next?

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  • Your Study Programme

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  • Career Options

    Carpenter Or Joiner

    Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV.

    If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you.

    You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

    Employers usually want people with some construction experience and relevant qualifications. You could start as a joiner's mate or labourer to get some site experience then take further training to qualify. Another common way into this career is through an Apprenticeship scheme.

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