This apprenticeship standard is suitable for individuals carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products either on a construction site, in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
A Site Carpenter will usually work on a building site, or
in a 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.
An Architectural Joiner will usually be employed in a
workshop producing timber based building components and other
architectural products such as doors, windows, units and staircases.
Delivery model and duration:
1 day per week in college
Duration: Up to 24 months including End Point Assessment
• Site Carpenters
• Architectural Joiners
• Construction workers
The apprenticeship will cover
the following core areas:
• Health and safety
• Effective communication
• Effective team work
• Interpret and follow verbal
written work instructions
• Calculate quantity, length,
area and wastage of
Benefits for learners:
• Receive training from experts with years of industry experience
• Become occupationally competent
• Progress your career in construction
End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Short research assignment
• Synoptic Knowledge Assessment
• Synoptic Practical Assessment
• Synoptic Interview
Benefits to business:
• Trained qualified employees
• Improve staff retention and loyalty
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
Knowledge • Understand the principles of health, safety and welfare and how these are applied in the workplace.
• Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
• Understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.
• Understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications.
• Understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health & Safety at Work Act
• Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources.
• Understand the needs of other workers and how to work effectively with others.
• Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based
products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials.
• Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
• Install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases.
• Install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components.
• Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components.
• Repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and
downpipes and window components.
• Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
• Carry out a range of job tasks including drawing, measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing
• Produce setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and stairs
• Mark out timber from setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and/or fitments
• Create, fit and assemble components to manufacture doors, windows with opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases
• Use, maintain and store
Behaviours • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation.
• Effective team working: work effectively with others with limited supervision.
• Independent working: take responsibility for completing their own work.
• Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions
• Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner.
• Time management: use own time effectively to complete the work on schedule.
• Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to work instructions
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Apprenticeship Standard in Architectural Joinery
Apprenticeship Standard for Carpentry and Joinery
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