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 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:
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).
Whichever route is taken core skills and competencies are required to be demonstrated and include the likes of health and safety, using work programmes/schedules, effective teamwork, interpreting specifications, selecting resources (quantities and quality) and leading a team. To develop these skills apprentices will attend college for one day per week to gain the appropriate knowledge and practical skill requirements in order to be able to work effectively as a site carpenter or architectural joiner. The demonstration of competency in the work place will be displayed through the building of a portfolio of evidence to meet the requirements of the appropriate Level 3 NVQ Diploma. All apprentices need to achieve a minimum of Level 2 Maths and English.
|Duration||12 – 15 months|
|Start Date||Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up|
|Fee(s)||Employer Contribution: £900|
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