Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner
18 - 24 months
The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter 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 repair and maintenance activities.
Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner 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 by site carpenters.
Core Skills and Competencies (both pathways)
On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will be able to:
Core Knowledge (both pathways)
On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will have the following core knowledge to:
Pathway 1: Specific Site Carpentry Skill Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, site carpenters will have acquired occupational skills to be able to:
Pathway 1: Specific Site Carpentry Knowledge Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, site carpenters will have the occupational knowledge to:
Pathway 2: Specific Architectural Joiner Skill Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, architectural joiners will have acquired occupational skills to be able to:
Pathway 2: Specific Architectural Joiner Knowledge Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, architectural joiners will have the occupational knowledge to:
Generic behaviours expected to be displayed by all skilled Carpentry and Joinery workers (both pathways)
Qualifications and assessment overview
Apprentices must achieve a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency in their chosen occupation
- Pathway 1: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry
- Pathway 2: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations - Architectural Joinery
Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship.
Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice and training provider.
Progression and Professional Recognition
On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner.
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.
This standard will be reviewed three years after its implementation.
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