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Apprenticeship Standard in Carpetry and Joinery Level 3

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
n/a
Course Code:
STD0004X
Awarding Body:
Qualification:

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 3, including one of:

- Pathway 1: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry

- Pathway 2: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations Architectural Joinery

Start Date:
Flexible/Various

Who is the course for?

All ages, in paid employment.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

Carpenters and joiners must have good manual dexterity, the ability to learn to use a range of tools, have a good work ethic and be able to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team. Apprentices in this sector must be able to work to high standards, and follow written and technical specifications. The level 3 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. Learners on this programme must have access to work at this level and will have completed a relevant level 2 programme.

Northumberland College offers the both the advanced site carpenter and advanced architectural joiner pathway in this apprenticeship developing trade skills and knowledge. These involve 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.

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).

What will I study on the course?

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced carpentry and joinery workers will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

- Work safely and pro-actively in the application of good health and safety practice in their work area, to protect self and others.

- Understand the programme and work schedule for their work area and plan their work accordingly.

- Develop and maintain good working relationships with managers, supervisors and work colleagues.

- Determine the best way of carrying out the work and ensure this is communicated clearly to colleagues.

- Interpret technical specifications and ensure compliance with legislation/guidance relevant to the work being done.

- Select the required quantity and quality of resources required for carrying out complex and non-standard work, including timber, tools and fixings.

- Be prepared to take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved.

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced carpentry and joinery workers will have the same knowledge as a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

- Understand, in more detail, the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice and how to apply these to create a safe and healthy working environment.

- Understand how to plan and carry out work effectively, taking into account complex environmental and task related challenges.

- Understand how to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with others.

- Understand how to access data needed to plan and execute work tasks accurately, including an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM.) and its impact on construction projects.

- Understand their broader responsibilities under current legislation and guidance in undertaking construction work.

- Understand the importance of team working and being prepared to take a lead.

Apprentices will attend classroom and workshop session one day per week delivered at the Ashington Campus and further develop their skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Progress reviews take place every 8 12 weeks. An End Point Assessment made up of a portfolio of work, an observation and a knowledge test.

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Level 3, including one of:

- Pathway 1: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry

- Pathway 2: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations Architectural Joinery

Please check the College apprenticeship vacancies section for current opportunities or contact local construction employers to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship with them. You must be employed in a relevant role to complete an Apprenticeship.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

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Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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