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What opportunities will this course give me?

On completion and achievement of the standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.

What will I be learning?

The apprenticeship in Advanced Carpentry and Joinery builds on the competencies developed at Level 2 and serves to support apprentices with the responsibility for managing their own and other peoples work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.

Advanced Site Carpenters will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).

Advanced Architectural Joiners will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding).

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:

Advanced Site Carpenter
• utilising a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards and tolerances
• installing complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and changes of direction and staircases with turns.
• installing accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns)
• erecting inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings
• repairing and or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes

Advanced Architectural Joiner
• utilising advanced trade skills to carry out complex architectural joinery work to a high standard and to demanding tolerances
• setting 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 feature
• manufacturing 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

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 End Point Assessment apprentices will be required to achieve either:

• NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry
• NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Architectural Joinery

Additionally, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.

The typical duration of this apprenticeship is expected to be 12-15 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 C/4 or higher, including English & Maths and have achieved the Level 2 apprenticeship standard in Carpentry & Joinery.

*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 requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Advanced Skilled Worker standard, which is widely recognised 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

Application Information

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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