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Apprenticeship

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area
Construction
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Apprenticeship
Duration
12 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level
Level 3

Site Carpentry involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products on a construction site creating and installing building components. The Level 3 Site Carpenter 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.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You will have NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations / Site Carpentry, 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?

A Level 3 Site Carpenter will normally 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.

Method of delivery

Site Carpentry apprentices attend College on block release (approximately one week per month) and work for their employer for the rest of the time. Practical assessment will take place both during the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

An End-Point Assessment (EPA) - to consist of a short written test lasting 45 minutes, delivered in a controlled invigilated environment. The test will comprise 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 in the standard (e.g. principles of site carpentry) and 5 questions will test the behavioural elements of the apprenticeship (e.g. effective communication, team working, logical thinking etc.) The practical assessment will take place in a controlled environment over a minimum period of six hours and will scored out of 100 marks.

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

You will achieve NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations/Site Carpentry.

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’, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. On completion you will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities 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. Candidates may also progress on to higher-level qualifications such as an HNC.

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
Email: businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

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