Architectural Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3
This apprenticeship involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products in a workshop, creating and installing building components.
You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You will have achieved Level 2 in Architectural Joinery and have passed GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above or have achieved Functional Skills in these subjects at Level 2.
What will I study?
The Level 3 Architectural 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.
You 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.
Method of delivery
Architectural Joinery Apprentices attend College on a weekly day release basis and work with their employer for the rest of time.
How will I be assessed?
An End-Point Assessment (EPA) - which consists of a short written test lasting 45 minutes, delivered in a controlled invigilated environment. The test will consist of 35 questions: 10 questions will test the core elements of the standard (e.g. health and safety, manual handling), 20 questions will test the specific elements of the chosen pathway (e.g. principles of site carpentry or architectural joinery) and 5 questions will test the behavioural elements (e.g. effective communication, team working, logical thinking etc.)
The practical assessment will take place in a controlled environment over a minimum period of 6 hours and will scored out a 100 marks.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
You will achieve a Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency. This will be the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
The achievement of this apprenticeship will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. Candidates may also progress on to higher level qualifications such as HNC and work in roles such as supervisors in the workplace and then progress on to management level jobs. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option.
To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
My favourite part of carpentry and joinery is the variety of different tasks I get to do. I also get a lot of satisfaction once I’ve completed a project and can see the finished product. I chose York College because of the fantastic facilities available. I get on with my tutors well and I’m really enjoying my time at College.