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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard

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  • Employers
  • Students

    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:


    Pathway 1:

    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.

    Pathway 2:

    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

    Ideal for:
    • 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

  • Employers

    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.

    Pathway 1:
    • 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.

    Pathway 2:
    • 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
    and staircases.
    • 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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