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Carpentry & Joinery (Advanced Site Carpenter Pathway) Apprenticeship Level 3

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  • Overview of the course

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    The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.
    The Advanced Carpenter and Joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.
    The main differences between a Level 2 Site Carpenter/Architectural Joiner, and a Level 3 Advanced Site Carpenter/Architectural Joiner are that the Carpenter/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.
    An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. 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).
  • What you'll learn

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    Utilise advanced trade skills to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards
    • Installing complex window and door frames, linings, partitions with openings and staircases with turns
    • Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns)
    • Install doors, ironmongery, wall and floor units, cladding and staircase components
    • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings
    • Understand the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice
  • Entry requirements

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    Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. The Apprentice must have Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSEs in Maths and English.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    • The apprentice must complete all elements of the on-programme learning to achieve the assessment gateway requirements.
    • The end-point assessment will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of an Advanced Site Carpenter or Advanced
    Architectural Joiner.
    • The employer, in consultation with the training provider, will make the final decision on when the apprentice is ready to progress to the end-point assessment, based upon the achievement of the on programme and assessment gateway requirements.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Future opportunities

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    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.
    An experienced carpenter can earn up to £40,000 per year.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; your own dedicated Work Based Tutor; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Important Information

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    We no longer accept online applications for this apprenticeship, but if you wish to enrol please come into College or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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    08:30 - 18:30
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  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD240-L3