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Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry Pathway) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (Standard)

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Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry Pathway) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (Standard)

As an Advanced Site Carpenter you will either be working on a building site, or within domestic and commercial properties. You will be preparing and installing a range of complex and bespoke building components, comprising of 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).

Available Courses
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Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years

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Course information

Entry requirements

Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship, or be able to demonstrate the same knowledge skills and competency levels. Candidates need to be employed full time as an apprentice with an employer who can offer them experience across all areas of the standard.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take place periodically as part of the college delivery as well as in the workplace: work will be mapped against set criteria by a range of assessment methods.

Workplace observations will take place to ensure apprentices are developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with their apprenticeship standard. Apprentices will be required to log all of their off the job training and evidence their work in the workplace through building a portfolio of work based evidence.

At the end of the programme, following agreement from the college and the employer, all apprentices undertake an End Point Assessment which consists of;-

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Practical Assessment

The End Point Assessment is completed over two days and is invigilated by an independent awarding body.


The Advanced Carpentry and joinery standard is a standalone qualification tested through the completion of the EPA and is graded as Pass or Distinction.

Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy must be achieved at Level 2.

Further study and career options

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.

Additional information

Duration & attendance:

  • 15 months practical period
  • 18 months total duration
  • Block release over 12 months

Occupational profile:

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced carpentry and joinery workers will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

  • Work safely and pro-actively in the application of good health and safety practice in their work area, to protect self and others.
  • Understand the programme and work schedule for their work area and plan their work accordingly
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with managers, supervisors and work colleagues
  • Determine the best way of carrying out the work and ensure this is communicated clearly to colleagues
  • Interpret technical specifications and ensure compliance with legislation/guidance relevant to the work being done
  • Select the required quantity and quality of resources required for carrying out complex and non-standard work, including timber, tools and fixings
  • Be prepared to take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved
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Next Steps

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.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.