Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
Construction & Construction Trades
Students aged 16-18 | Adults
What is the course about?
This apprenticeship focuses on advanced skilled work and involves undertaking complex jobs that require high levels of practical skills and knowledge. You will primarily use timber products, creating and installing building components either in a workshop or on a construction site. You will also learn how to competently manage your own work and lead small teams.
Why should I choose the course?
Throughout your apprenticeship, you will learn how to take responsibility for managing your own and other people’s work. You will also learn how to complete complex and non-standard work including curved products, irregular joints, and bespoke work. The apprenticeship will equip you with the skills you need to secure a successful career in the construction industry.
What will I learn?
As an advanced site carpenter, you will normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components such high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, and complex wall and floor units. You will also be erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures such as inclined roofs with hips, valleys, and dormers. Other skills include how to:
- Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow you to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards and tolerances. This includes measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning, and securing
- Install complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and changes of direction, and staircases with turns
- Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (such as balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns)
- Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishing's, joists, and roof coverings
- Repair and or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering, and downpipes.
How is the apprenticeship delivered?
The apprenticeship is delivered over 12 months, and you will be fully supported by the college every step of the way. During your apprenticeship you will attend college one day per week, with the other four days spent with your employer. As an apprentice you will be allocated a tutor and an assessor, who will come out to visit you onsite.
What will the course lead on to?
The construction industry has a huge range of career opportunities. After becoming a qualified tradesperson, you could pursue a range of career paths, from site management to owning your own business. You may also wish to take your studies further and complete the HNC in Construction & the Built Environment. For more information and advice, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated tutor to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has a long history of delivering bespoke, high-quality apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors. We take pride in our apprentices and ensure they leave us with the skills they need to forge a career in their chosen industry. We work with all manner of employers to ensure all parties’ interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme are GCSE grades 9-4, or level 2 functional skills qualifications in English and maths. We will consider those who need to resit either their English or maths qualification, however those that need to resit both will not meet the entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme.
If you are required to resit either English or maths, you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you must be willing to achieve your level 2 English/maths qualification before the end of the apprenticeship programme as part of your study.
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