The Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship 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 and joiner 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.

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:

Advanced Architectural Joiner

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).  An NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations –  Architectural Joinery, will be completed as part of this Apprenticeship.

Advanced Site Carpenter

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).  An NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry, will be completed as part of this Apprenticeship.

Course Duration

12 Months

Entry Requirements

You will have to take a Skills Scan to ensure your current level of maths and English is at the required level.

Assessment

• Knowledge assessment (short written test)
• Practical skills assessment (skills test)

Progression

After completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you can progress onto further study in the Carpentry and Joinery sector.

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