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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard

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    This apprenticeship standard is suitable for site carpenters with responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work such as curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work. Apprentices will be able to undertake complex tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. 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.

    In their daily work, an employee in this occupation liaises with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers. An Advanced Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, site management and contractors.

    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.

    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.

    Delivery model and duration:
    1 day per week in college
    Duration: Up to 15 months plus End Point Assessment

    Ideal for:
    • Level 2 apprenticeship
    • Advanced Site Carpenters
    • Advanced Architectural Joiners

    The apprenticeship will cover
    the following core areas:
    • Health and safety
    • Effective communication
    • Effective teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Interpretation and ability to follow verbal work instructions
    • Calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources

    Benefits for learners:
    • Receive training from experts with years of industry experience
    • Become occupationally competent

  • Employers

    Benefits to business:
    • Trained qualified employees
    • Improve staff loyalty and retention


    End Point Assessment
    The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:


    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Synoptic knowledge assessment
    • Synoptic practical assessment
    • Professional development
    Knowledge        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.
    Skills Pathway 1:
    Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards and
    tolerances, to include measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
    Install complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and
    changes of direction and staircases with turns.
    Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades,
    handrails and spindles with turns).
    Pathway 2:
    Utilise advanced trade skills to carry out complex architectural joinery work to a high standard and to demanding tolerances,.
    Set out complex work tasks for non-standard architectural joinery products, including complex door sets, doors, windows, units
    and fitments, staircases (straight and with turns) and products with single/double curvature features.
    Mark out accurately from setting out details for the manufacture of complex doors, opening windows, units and fitments and
    Manufacture complex and non-standard architectural joinery products including doors, windows with opening lights, units and
    fitments, panelling/cladding, staircases (straight and with turns) and veneers.
    Behaviours Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation – especially in working with others.
    Team work: work effectively without supervision and give leadership to others – being willing to lead a team.
    Independent working: take responsibility for completing own work and monitoring the work of others.
    Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions and in achieving work goals with others.
    Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner, lead others by example.
    Time management: use own time effectively to complete work on schedule and support effective team working.
    Adaptability: be able to implement change and adjust existing requirements to meet the work instructions.

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