Overview of the course
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).
The Benefits of an Apprenticeship:
Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for people of all ages; an Apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards, enabling you to enter a recognised occupation. All Apprenticeships are employer led, and as well as providing long term earnings, they also give you the ability to progress.
• You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays.
• You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than if you went straight in to work.
• 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company.
• 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes and consider them a good thing.
What you'll learn
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
80% of your qualification will be gained in the workplace, although you may attend sessions in College that will cover the remaining essential areas of your training.
During your Apprenticeship, you will have a dedicated Work Based Tutor who will train you to industry standards; support your time in employment; and coach you to pass your End Point Assessment.
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?
• 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.
• 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.
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Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme.
This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.
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
We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel, financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
Why choose us?
We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.
You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
How to apply?
Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.
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Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.
Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
- Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm
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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, 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.