Carpentry and Joinery (Level 3 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR3UCJ (APPO)|
Who is it for?
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).
In order to complete this carpentry and joinery Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. To apply for this Apprenticeship, you must have obtained both maths and English at a Grade C (4) or above, prior to enrolment onto this course and completed the Level 2 standard in Carpentry and Joinery.
What does the course involve?
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How is the course assessed?
This carpentry and joinery Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road campus on a day release basis once a week. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, to assess your practical skills and knowledge as well as review your progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do your job effectively.
Typically, this Apprenticeship will take 18 months to complete.
What do I do next?
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
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