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Craft Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship

Progressing from a Level 2 Apprenticeship, the Adavanced Carpentry & Joinery Appretince will be taking their skills and knowledge to the next level.

This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as an Craft Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Craft Architectural Joiner:
Craft 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.
Craft Architectural Joiners are employed in a workshop producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and producing assembled components requiring advanced skilled work including the full range of woodworking machines. There will sometimes be a need for refurbishment/repair work of bespoke pieces. They have an in depth knowledge of a range of manufacturing components from a range of hardwoods and softwoods.
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 Advanced Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, site management and contractors. Advanced Architectural Joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues as well as architects, designers and customers.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, sometimes supervising others, using machinery and tools to create or refurbish/repair structures or components from the designs, plans and specifications of architects and designers that meet the client’s expectations. Having attained this level, they will be competent to progress further in the industry as team leaders, trade forepersons, contract or works managers.
As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.
Aireville Campus
Study Location
15 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • If you do not hold a qualification in English & maths at Level 2, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Principles of building construction including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities and services
  • BIM and environmental and sustainability considerations
  • How to estimate resource quantities to carry out work eg quantity of fixings, length of timber. how to prepare, use, maintain and store hand tools and power tools
  • How to plan work activities for self and others in order to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Interpret relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions
  • Mark out and form advanced woodworking joints including splayed and plumb joints
  • ASC: carry out complex structural timber stud partition work
  • AAJ: manufacture, assemble, finish and repair shaped doors, fire doors, frames and straight stairs with turns
  • Effective Communication
  • Team Work
  • Independent Working
  • Logical Thinking
  • Time Management

What's Next?

To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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