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Craft Carpentry and Joinery (Site) Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration: 15 months

Start Date: September and January

Attendance: One day a week at the Rural Campus

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan             assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including                   Maths and English 9-3/A-E or Functional Skills Level 1. Apprentices           must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or Maths if               they have a GCSE grade below a Grade 4 or C
  • It is expected that anyone starting this apprenticeship will have                 already achieved the corresponding Level 2 apprenticeship                       standard in Carpentry and Joinery

On-programme learning:

  • Craft Carpentry and Joinery Standard
  • BWF approved SiteRight Fire Door Installation Awareness NOCN or           Level 3 Award in Fire Door Safety City and Guilds
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by City and Guilds


Self Employed Site Carpenter or Bench Joiner, Site Supervisor, progression onto a Higher level Apprenticeship

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

The broad purpose of the occupation is working with wood-based materials and associated products to create and install complex building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like complex or decorative components. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

Site Carpenters work on building sites in the construction of domestic and commercial properties, preparing and installing complex and bespoke building components. They prepare, construct and erect irregular and complex roof structures.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation liaises with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, lead others, using machinery and tools to create, refurbish or repair structures or components.

Institute for Apprenticeships