Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

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    Level 3

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    18 Months

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    September 2019


Our Level 3 (Advanced) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced carpentry techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.This site carpentry qualification allows you to develop your knowledge gained upon completion of a Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship. The course includes a college based diploma study programme of practical training, assessment and theory based study of underpinning knowledge alongside work based NVQ evidence.The framework deals with complex elements of the trade such a cut roof structures, bespoke door and window frames, partitions, stairs and mouldings, as well as the principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work which will support your progression into both vocational and professional careers within the construction industry.

What will I do?

During your Level 3 (Advanced) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship you will study the following qualifications -Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3, units include:
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Carry out First Fix Flooring and Roofing
  • Carry out Second Fixing Operations
  • Carry out First Fix Roofing and Stairs
  • Carry out Second Fixing Double Doors and Mouldings
Site Carpentry NVQ Level 3, units include:
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Installing Bespoke First Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Setting up and using fixed machinery in the Workplace
Optional units
  • Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace
  • Erecting Complex Roof Structure Carcassing Components in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Non-Structural or Structural Components in the Workplace
This qualification is a requirement if you are wanting to go into site management. You will also need to complete English and Maths Level 2.The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.These elements are: Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at CollegeVocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 (Advanced) Site Carpentry Apprenticeship are completion of Site Carpentry Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship.

The Site Carpentry Apprenticeship will take you 18 months to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.You will also be expected to carry out 140 hours of independent study.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage.You will receive a minimum wage of £3.50 per hour within your first year of training from your employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.05 per hour. 18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.60 per hour. 21 - 24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.05 per hour. 25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.50 per hour.If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248

This course is 40% practical and 60% theory. You will be assessed by group work, case studies, exams, course work, presentations and work based evidence.

By successfully completing the Site Carpentry Apprenticeship you will achieve an industry recognise qualification, which is required to work in site management. You can also progress on to higher education at university or on the Level 4 and 5 site management courses available.

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