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Craft Carpentry & Joinery - Architectural Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3

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Typical duration 12 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

This apprenticeship involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You must 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?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge skills and behaviours required to work as an Architectural Joiner and will include the following:

  • 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 and shaped (circular and circular on circular) doors, opening windows, units and fitments and staircases
  • Manufacture complex and shaped (circular and circular on circular) architectural joinery products including doors, windows with opening lights, units and fitments, panelling/cladding, staircases (straight and with turns) and veneers
  • Set up and use fixed machinery such as circular saws, planers, thicknessers, bandsaws, mortices, tenoners, spindle moulders, grinders (including tool sharpening) and sanders
  • Use and maintain marking tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment required for advanced work
  • Carry out pre-use checks of all tools and equipment to be used for the project by self and colleagues, providing training and instruction where necessary
  • Carry out quality checks of own and others work against specification and take remedial action, providing instructions to others as to the work required
  • Take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved
  • Complete work in respect of fire doors in accordance with current legislation

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship

Method of delivery

This apprenticeship is delivered on a day-release basis. One day per week at York College during college term time – and working with your employer the rest of the time.

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of:

  • 12-hour practical test over 2 days
  • 90-minute interview based on your portfolio of evidence.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

Advanced Architectural Joinery apprenticeship Level 3. Fire Door Installation Awareness.

Good course combinations

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 College Apprenticeships 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.

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