What opportunities will this course give me?
On completion of this standard, apprentices may progress onto the Apprenticeship Standard in Advanced Carpentry and Joinery
What will I be learning?
Carpenters and Joiners carry out skilled work, primarily using timber products, to create and install building components.
Site Carpenters will normally work on a building site, or in 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 maintenance activities and repair work.
Architectural Joiners will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed.
Why is this course for me?
The apprenticeship standard covers the core skills, knowledge and behaviours applicable to both pathways but also develops pathway specific skills to include:
• measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing
• installing door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases
• installing 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
• drawing, measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing
• setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and stairs
• marking 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
Apprentices will develop through a combination of on and off-the-job training and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis. Prior to the independent End Point Assessment will be required to have completed either:
• NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry
• NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Architectural Joinery
Additionally, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Maths and take the test at Level 2 prior to undertaking end point assessment.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is expected to be 24 months.
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher, including English & Maths or have achieved a relevant Level 1 vocational qualification* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English& Maths.
*please call Eastleigh College Apprenticeship Services on 023 8091 1226 to discuss.
Is there anything else I need to know?
The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Skilled Worker standard, which is widely accepted in the sector as a licence to operate in a skilled construction trade.
A full list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will be evidenced and developed over the length of the programme can be found here:
This also contains information as to the structure of the independent End Point Assessment
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014
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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.
Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.
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