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Advanced Carpentry & Joinery (Architectural Joiner) – Apprenticeship (Standard)

Produce complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding). The main differences between a Level 2 architectural joiner, and a Level 3 advanced architectural joiner are that the advanced 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.

During this apprenticeship, you will be required to learn the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

– Work safely and pro-actively in the application of good health and safety practice in your work area.
– Understand the programme and work schedule.
– Develop and maintain good working relationships with managers, supervisors and colleagues.
– Determine the best way of carrying out the work and communicate 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.
– Be prepared to take a lead when working in a team.

– Understand, the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice and how to apply them.
– Understand how to plan and carry out work effectively, taking into account complex environmental and task related challenges.
– Understand how to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with others.
– Understand how to access data needed to plan and execute work tasks accurately, including an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
– Understand your broader responsibilities under current legislation and guidance in undertaking construction work.
– Understand the importance of team working and being prepared to take a lead.

– Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation.
– Team work: work effectively without supervision and give leadership to others.
– Independent working: take responsibility for completing own work and monitoring the work of others.
– Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions and in achieving work goals with others.
– Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner.
– Time management: use own time effectively to complete work on schedule and support effective team working.
– Adaptability: be able to implement change and adjust existing requirements to meet the work instructions.

– Utilise advanced trade skills to carry out complex architectural joinery work to a high standard and to demanding tolerances,.
– Set out complex work tasks for non-standard architectural joinery products.
– Mark out accurately from setting out details for the manufacture of complex doors, opening windows, units and fitments and staircases.
– Manufacture complex and non-standard architectural joinery products.
– Use, maintain and store marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
– Set up and use fixed machinery.
Optional (as determined by the employer):
– Produce computer aided design (CAD) setting out details and set out by CAD.
– Produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.

– Understand the technical principles of advanced architectural joinery, using this knowledge to set out and produce cutting lists for complex and non-standard products, marking, manufacturing, fitting and assembling complex, non-standard products.
– Understand how to take complex site and workplace dimensions, such as measuring curved openings.
– Understand how to form and proportion advanced wood joints associated with complex architectural joinery work.
– Understand how to set up, use and maintain fixed machinery used for complex joinery tasks.
Optional (as determined by the employer):
– Understand the principles of computer aided design (CAD) and how to apply them to produce CAD setting out details and set out by CAD.
– Understand how to set up and use computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery to produce timber and timber-based products.

When you complete this apprenticeship, you will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard – widely accepted as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.

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Anytime from Aug 2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AB47 (2021)
Level : Level 3
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : Total Fee £11000

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Course details


Assessments will consist of On-programme Assessment, Assessment Gateway and End-point Assessment (knowledge assessment and practical assessment).

Entry Requirements

To become a Level 3 advanced apprentice, you will have progressed from a Level 2 apprenticeship, or be able to demonstrate the same knowledge, skills and competency levels. You must also complete, or have previously completed, English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications.


On completion of this standard, you can progress to a wide range of employment opportunities or further develop your knowledge through a higher level apprenticeship.

Facilities and resources

As an apprentice, you will have full access to the college facilities.

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Staring Date : 01/08/2021
Course Code : AB47 (2021) North Devon campus Apply

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