OverviewAdvanced Carpentry (ST0263) Level 3 Apprenticeship
This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for new homes.
Bedford College – Block release 2 weeks
Tresham College Corby Campus – Day release
September and January
However, you will be able to start the work based learning element at any time throughout the year.
When offered job role and start date agreed with employer.
As soon as Apprentice starts employment. Arrangements will be made to start apprenticeship and college delivery.
- The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be
applied in relation to their work and to others. eg electrical safety, storage of
materials, accident & emergency procedures.
- How to communicate and work with others effectively in the workplace.
- The characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated
with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood,
softwood, MDF and other materials.
- The different energy efficiency and sustainable materials for construction.
- Advanced Site Carpenter (ASC) the different types of fixings and fasteners for site
carpentry work including their uses.
- How to form advanced woodworking joints including the resources required and how to mark out and form advanced woodworking joints.
English & Maths
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
- Learning a variety of skills to enable the apprentice to be able to develop and complete their Apprenticeship and EPA
- 20% off the job training
- College attendance
- Regular 10/12/week Meetings with Training Coordinator and Apprentice to discuss progress and set SMART targets throughout apprenticeships
On completion of this standard, apprentice will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities, or move onto full or part-time further education. The achievement of this standard will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.
You will need:
- Safety boots
- High vise
- Tools (optional to bring into college)
Study is available at the following campuses:
- Bedford College
- Tresham College Corby Campus
- Tresham College Wellingborough Campus
How to apply
To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.
Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.View apprenticeship vacancies
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