The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.
Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.
Whichever route is taken core skills and competencies are required to be demonstrated and include the likes of health and safety, working to commercial standards, following instructions (written and verbal), planning work and selecting appropriate materials. 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 2 NVQ Diploma. All apprentices need to achieve a minimum of Level 1 Maths and English and those who did not achieve a GCSE at grade 4 or above will have to study to the next level of maths and English – L2 Functional Skills.
|Duration||18 – 24 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|
|Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)||£12,000|
|Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)||£600|
|What will this cost my Business?|
Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.
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