Level 3 Apprenticeship - Carpentry & Joinery

This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for the transition to modern methods of construction, heritage projects and sustainability.

The broad purpose of the occupation is working with wood-based materials and associated products to create and install complex building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like complex or decorative components. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as an Advanced Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Advanced Architectural Joiner.

Advanced Site Carpenters work on building sites in the construction of domestic and commercial properties, preparing and installing complex and bespoke building components. They prepare, construct and erect irregular and complex roof structures.

Advanced Architectural Joiners are employed in a workshop creating complex building components by setting out, marking out and create assembled products requiring advanced skilled work including the full range of woodworking machines. There will often be a need for refurbishment or repair work of bespoke pieces.

In their daily work, an apprentice in this occupation liaises with other construction roles such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers.

An apprentice in this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, lead others, using machinery and tools to create, refurbish or repair structures or components.
Apprentice have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and will complete personal development topics.

Employers support the delivery of the apprenticeship standards and provide workshops for specific skills, knowledge and behaviours and current trends.

Guest speakers attended workshops provide career advice and guidance.
Maths and English at Grade D/3, or above or Level 1 functional skills or above

You will be interviewed, screened and complete work trial. Your screening assessment for Maths and English you need to achieve Level 2 in both maths and English.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including assignment, exams, portfolio building, observation at college and workplace and mock end point assessment.

· You will complete End point assessment in the last 3 months of your apprenticeship, and you will be assessed by 3 methods. Online multiple-choice test, practical assessment with questioning and interview underpinned by portfolio of evidence.

· Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass or Distinction
On successful completion of this qualification, you can progress onto:

Having attained this level of competence, they could progress further in the industry as team leaders, trade forepersons, contract or works managers.

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