Carpentry & Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 - City of Wolverhampton College
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Carpentry & Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Study Mode: Apprenticeships    |    Course Level: 3

The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, creating and installing building components either on a construction site or in a workshop, An advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.The main differences between a Level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a Level 3 advanced site carpenter / architecturaljoiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has 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.This apprenticeship has two pathways with a set of core skills and competencies, as well as additional skills and knowledge pertinent to the route chosen.Pathway 1 -Advanced Site CarpenterAn advanced site carpenterwill usually 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).Pathway 2: Advanced Architectural JoinerAn advanced architectural joinerwill 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).

Level 3 advanced apprentices will progress from a Level 2 apprenticeship, or be able to demonstrate the same knowledge, skills and competency levels.

CORE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE (both pathways)

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced carpentry and joinery workers will have the same knowledge as a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

  • Work safely and pro-actively inthe application of good health and safety practice in their work area, to protect themselves 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

In addition, apprentices will acquire additional specific occupational skills for their chosen pathway to enable them to:

Pathway 1 - Site Carpentry

  • 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.
  • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings.
  • Repair 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.

Pathway 2 - Architectural Joiner

  • 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 staircases.
  • 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.
  • Use, maintain and store marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment required for advanced work.
  • Set up and use fixed machinery such as circular saws, planers, thicknessers, bandsaws, morticers, tenoners, spindle moulders, drills, grinders and sanders.

Optional (as determined by the employer)

  • Produce computer aided design (CAD) drawings.
  • Produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.

 

SKILLS

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced carpentry and joinery workers will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

  • Work safely and pro-actively inthe application of good health and safety practice in their work area, to protect themselves 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.

In addition, apprentices will acquire additional specific occupational skills for their chosen pathway to enable them to:

Pathway 1 - Site Carpentry

  • 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).
  • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings.
  • Repair 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.

Pathway 2 - Architectural Joiner

  • 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 staircases.
  • 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.
  • Use, maintain and store marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment required for advanced work.
  • Set up and use fixed machinery such as circular saws, planers, thicknessers, bandsaws, morticers, tenoners, spindle moulders, drills, grinders and sanders.

Optional (as determined by the employer)

  • Produce computer aided design (CAD) drawings.
  • Produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.

 

BEHAVIOUR

 

Carpentry and joinery workers will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:

Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation - especially when working with others.

Effective team working: work effectively without supervision -be willing to lead a teamIndependent working:take responsibility for completing their 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 the work on schedule and support effective team working.

Adaptability: be able to implement change and adjust existing requirements to meet work instructions.

Throughout the programme the apprentice will receive expert training from highly qualified staff. A qualified assessor will provide an induction and regular workplace assessments and a reviewing officer will support the apprentice throughout the programme through regular work-based review meetings.

On completion of this standard, the apprentice will be able to progress to a wide range of employment opportunities or move into full-time or part-time further education.

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