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Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Please only apply for this Appren­tice­ship Course if you already have a suit­able employ­er. If you haven’t already got an employ­er you can apply for Appren­tice­ship vacan­cies here https://​www​.peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​s​/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/.

Do you have a Lev­el 2 Car­pen­try and Join­ery qual­i­fi­ca­tion and rel­e­vant work expe­ri­ence?
Are you look­ing to devel­op your skills fur­ther?
Would you like to progress your exist­ing Lev­el 2 Car­pen­try and Join­ery Apprenticeship? 

The occu­pa­tion involves car­ry­ing out advanced skilled work, pri­mar­i­ly using tim­ber prod­ucts, either on a con­struc­tion site, or in a work­shop, cre­at­ing and installing build­ing com­po­nents. The advanced car­pen­ter is able to under­take com­plex job tasks, requir­ing high lev­els of prac­ti­cal skills and knowl­edge, in addi­tion to man­ag­ing their own work and lead­ing small teams. 

You can apply for an Appren­tice­ship if you are liv­ing in Eng­land, over 16 and not in full-time edu­ca­tion can apply.

You must be in paid employ­ment for the dura­tion of your Appren­tice­ship course, you can­not be self-employed or a vol­un­teer. Employ­ers must pay you the min­i­mum Appren­tice­ship wage or more, for a min­i­mum of 30 hours a week. 


Entry Require­ments

Entry require­ments of GCSEs at grade C/3 and above includ­ing Maths and Eng­lish or an equiv­a­lent func­tion­al skills qual­i­fi­ca­tion. You will also be required to have com­plet­ed a Lev­el 2 Car­pen­try and Join­ery Appren­tice­ship or equiv­a­lent qualification. 

Please note you may also be asked to com­plet­ed Maths and Eng­lish qual­i­fi­ca­tions as part of your Appren­tice­ship pro­gramme.

You will also need a suit­able sup­port­ive employ­er who will guide you through your Appren­tice­ship. We strong­ly advise that you com­plete a min­i­mum of 2 weeks work expe­ri­ence with your cho­sen employ­er to ensure the con­struc­tion indus­try is right for you. 

If you do not cur­rent­ly have an employ­er, you can apply for Appren­tice­ship Vacan­cies are adver­tised on our web­site — https://​www​.peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​s​/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/

Please only apply for this Appren­tice­ship course if you already have an employer. 

Poten­tial Future Career

After com­plet­ing this Appren­tice­ship you will gain a Lev­el 3 NVQ Diplo­ma in Wood Occu­pa­tions. The achieve­ment of this stan­dard will meet the require­ments of the Con­struc­tion Skill Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme (CSCS) Skilled Work­er’ stan­dard, which is wide­ly recog­nised as a licence to oper­ate’ in a skills con­struc­tion industry. 

Can­di­dates also have the oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­tin­ue to work with­in the car­pen­try indus­try, gain pro­mo­tion or start their own business.

Course Con­tent

On this Appren­tice­ship you will the cov­ers skills, knowl­edge and behav­iours required for advanced site car­pen­try and joinery. 

• Under­stand the tech­ni­cal prin­ci­ples of advanced site car­pen­try, such as effec­tive and appro­pri­ate instal­la­tion prac­tices, being able to apply this knowl­edge in prepar­ing and fix­ing com­plex, non-stan­dard tim­ber based prod­ucts and com­po­nents, such as erect­ing inclined roofs, mak­ing, assem­bling and erect­ing com­plex roof struc­tures, includ­ing hip and dormer cut roofs, main­tain­ing and repair­ing non-stan­dard join­ery prod­ucts.
• Under­stand how to car­ry out advanced cal­cu­la­tions and work out cut­ting angles for com­plex car­pen­try work such as using a roof­ing square to cal­cu­late roof spar lengths and using a slid­ing bev­el to mark out splayed joints.
• Under­stand how to form com­plex joints asso­ci­at­ed with advanced site car­pen­try work, such as splayed and plumb.

• Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to car­ry out com­plex car­pen­try work to high­ly skilled stan­dards and tol­er­ances, to include mea­sur­ing, mark­ing out, fit­ting, cut­ting, splic­ing, fin­ish­ing, posi­tion­ing and secur­ing.
• Install com­plex and non-stan­dard doors and win­dow frames, shaped door and hatch lin­ings, par­ti­tions with open­ings and changes of direc­tion and stair­cas­es with turns.
• Install acces­si­ble ser­vice encase­ments, bespoke wall/​floor units and fit­ments, pan­elling and stair com­po­nents (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spin­dles with turns).
• Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, includ­ing finishing’s, joists and roof cov­er­ings.
• 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.

• Effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, team work­ing and lead­er­ship.
• Inde­pen­dent work­ing and adapt­abil­i­ty.
• Log­i­cal think­ing.
• Work­ing effec­tive­ly and time management.

On com­ple­tion of this course you should be able to work in the capac­i­ty of a ful­ly trained arti­san, and super­vise low­er grade trades­men and in addi­tion you will be able to:
• Instruct in car­pen­try and wood­cut­ting machin­ery
• Esti­mate and cost in rela­tion to trade
• Read and inter­pret scale work­ing draw­ings
• Plan and progress work

Appren­tices are expect­ed to attend col­lege 1 day a week as part of their 20% off-the-job train­ing. Addi­tion­al off-the-job train­ing hours are expect­ed to be com­plet­ed with­in the workplace.

Please note you may also be asked to com­plete Maths and Eng­lish as part of your Appren­tice­ship programme. 


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