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Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 Apprenticeship (AFCON)
Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AX
The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and 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.
The main differences between a level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a level 3 advanced site carpenter / architectural joiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.
This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:
Pathway 1: An Advanced 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).
Pathway 2: An Advanced Architectural Joiner 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).
There are a number of mandatory and optional units
Installing bespoke first fixing components in the workplace Producing setting out details for routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
Installing bespoke second fixing components in the workplace Marking out details for routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace Manufacturing routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace Manufacturing bespoke bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
20 credits are required from one unit for Bench and 46 credits from 2 units for Site.
Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace (20) Producing CAD setting of details in the workplace (30)
Maintaining non structural or structural components in the workplace (29) Setting up and using fixing machinery in the workplace (24)
Erecting complex roof structure carcassing components in the workplace (26) Producing setting out details for bespoke bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace (20)
How will it be delivered?
You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.
Level 3 advanced apprentices will progress from a level 2 apprenticeship, or be able to demonstrate the same knowledge, skills and competency levels.
Apprentices must achieve a Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency in their chosen occupation.
Pathway 1: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry
Pathway 2: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery
Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed, recognised English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications.
You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.
Your next steps...
Upon completion you could progress onto further study relating to your role or apply for job roles including:
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