Course Code: CN00012 Carpentry and Joinery (Architectural Joinery) - Intermediate Apprenticeship Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees Anytime Employer's Premises / £0 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Typical duration to gateway: 24 months (this does not include EPA period) Carpentry and joinery is a core and options apprenticeship standard. Apprentices must be trained and assessed against the core and one option, either: • Site carpenter (see course code WB00031) • Architectural joiner Full time apprentices will typically spend 24 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices will spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme. The EPA period should only start, and the EPA be arranged, once the employer is satisfied that the apprentice is consistently working at or above the level set out in the occupational standard, all of the pre-requisite gateway requirements for EPA have been met and that they can be evidenced to an EPAO. All pre-requisites for EPA assessment methods must also be complete and available for the independent assessor as necessary. The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways: Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters. Entry Requirements Maths & English at L1 preferred. However, learners without Maths & English L1 are expected to complete as part of the Standard. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. Industry Placement and Field Trips You will be employed but may visit different building sites, there may be a need for a CSCS card if working on sites. Learning and Teaching Methods Varied teaching methods are used in order to develop high level sector specific skills. Practical skills and competency will be supported and assessed by the skills coach. The functional skills element of the qualification is delivered by specialist practitioners, who will provide support either in the college environment or within the work place. Twenty percent of the course is day release teaching and training in the college. Eighty percent is on site at work place. You will be assessed on site by a qualified skills coach who will mentor you through your qualification and assess your skills through a range of methods using and inputting onto an e-portfolio. Additional learning support is available if required. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods 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 a site carpenter or 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 stage, based upon achievement of the on-programme and assessment gateway requirements. The employer will make the necessary arrangements for the apprentice to undertake the endpoint assessment. The apprentice must only undertake the end-point assessment following a minimum of 12 months of training. The end-point assessment will be provided by an Independent End-Point Assessment Organisation and will take place in the final 3 months of the apprenticeship. The total duration of the apprenticeship will typically be 18-24 months. Only apprenticeship assessment organisations listed for this occupation on the register of apprenticeship end-point assessment organisations may be used to deliver the end-point assessment. Other Costs and Equipment Needed All construction apprentices are required to adhere to Health & Safety when in the workshops, PPE must be worn at all times. You will need to speak to your employer around any protective clothing you may need to buy, or whether it is provided by them, including items such as: Safety boots Safety helmet Hi-vis vest Work trousers Safety glasses Gloves All of the above items can be purchased from local suppliers for a total cost of £45. You will also need to be prepared in all your sessions with paper, pens and a folder to keep all your revision and notes that you take during lessons. Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression On completion of this standard, apprentice will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities, progress to an advanced apprenticeship 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.