Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery: Site Carpenter

Course code: XMBS250P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 3

Course details

8:05am - 8:05am


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 architectural joinery is also available.

Site carpenters work with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. Apprentices normally work on a building site or in homes or commercial premises. They will prepare and fix building components from construction of new buildings through to installation or fixtures and fittings, they might also carry out a wide range of repair and maintenance jobs. Advanced Site Carpenters manage their own and other people’s work and completes complex and non-standard work such as curved products, irregular joints and bespoke 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, safety and other legislation in more detail than at level 2
• How to plan/ carry out complex work effectively
• How to develop and maintain excellent working relationships
• How to plan/ execute work tasks accurately
• The importance of team working and being prepared to take a lead
• The principles of advanced carpentry such as erecting inclined roofs, complex roof structures, including hip and dormer cut roods, maintaining and repairing non-standard joinery products
• How to carry out advanced calculations and work out cutting angles
• How to form complex joints eg. splayed and plumb

What skills will apprentices gain?

• Working safely and pro-actively in relation to health and safety
• How to understand/ plan work schedules
• Developing/ maintaining good relationships with all colleagues
• Determining the best way of carrying out/ communicating work
• Interpreting technical specifications/ compliance with legislation
• Selecting the quantity/ quality of resources for carrying out non-standard/ complex work
• Leading a team working on complex/ non-standard work
• Using advanced skills for complex work including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing
• Installing complex/ non-standard doors/ window frames, shaped door/ hatch linings, partitions with openings/ changes of direction and staircases with turns
• Installing accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units/ fitments, panelling and stair components
• Erecting inclined roofs with gables, roof verges/ eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings
• Repairing/replacing frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, ironmongery, structural joists/ rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes

What behaviours will apprentices develop?

• Effective communication
• Effective team/ independent working
• Logical thinking
• Working effectively
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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