Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery: Pathway; Architectural Joiner

Course code: XMBS200P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 3

Course details

7:39am - 7:39am


1st Aug 2020 - 31st Jul 2021

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

Carpentry and Joinery apprentices typically either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner.

Carpentry and Joinery apprentices typically either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner. Separate information about site carpentry is also available.

Architectural Joiners produce building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery. Architectural joiners are typically based in a workshop, rather than on site, and will liaise regularly with workshop colleagues and supervisors as well as architects, designers and customers. They will work within a team, under supervision and will use machinery and or tools to create structures or components from designs, plans and specifications that meet the client’s expectations. Advanced Architectural Joiners have responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, and carry out complex and non-standard work.

• 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 1 day per week for 12 months)
• Approximately 5 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:
• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

End Point Assessment:
• Multiple choice knowledge test
• Practical test
• Professional discussion based on a portfolio of evidence

What will apprentices learn?

• Key aspects of health and safety/ broader responsibilities in more detail than at level 2
• How to plan and carry out complex work effectively
• How to develop and maintain excellent working relationships
• Plan/ execute work tasks accurately
• Team working and taking a lead
• Principles of advanced joinery: set out/ produce cutting lists for complex/ non-standard products, marking, manufacturing, fitting and assembling
• Complex site dimensions eg measuring curved openings/ ensuring units fit obtuse/ acute angles
• How to form/ proportion advanced joints eg subbed rebae joints, stub mortice/ tenon joints and bridle joints
• Set up, use and maintain fixed machinery for complex tasks eg specialist jigs
• Optional: principles of CAD/ CNC machinery

What skills will apprentices gain?

• Working safely/ pro-actively in relation to health and safety
• Understand/ planning work
• Developing good working relationships with all colleagues
• Carrying out/ communicating work clearly
• Interpreting technical specifications/ compliance with legislation
• Selecting the quantity/ quality of resources for non-standard/ complex work
• Leading a team on complex/ non-standard work
• Carrying out complex joinery work
• Setting/ marking out/ manufacturing complex door sets, doors, windows, units/ fitments, staircases and products with single/ double curvatures
• Using, maintaining, and storing marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools etc
• Setting up/ using circular saws, planers, thciknessers, bandsaws, morticers, tenoners, spindle moulders, drills, grinders and sanders
• Optional: producing CAD setting out details and producing products using CNC machines

What behaviours will apprentices develop?

• Effective communication
• Effective team/ independent working
• Logical thinking
• Working effectively
• Time management
• Adaptability
Successful completion of this apprenticeship will help you to secure full time employment in the sector and could lead to higher level study in the future.
Applicants are likely to have achieved a Level 2 apprenticeship and have 4 GCSEs A*- D/ 9 - 4 or equivalent and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has an £9,000 funding band. Small companies will need to make a small contribution of £450; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.

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