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Apprenticeship Standard Construction - Carpentry and Joinery Bench - Level 2
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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)
19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)
- Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)
24+ Students (Age at 31st August)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)
- Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
- There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
- Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
- There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.
Please contact 01530 519 001 or email@example.com if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.
List of benefits
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
- Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
- Wider Benefits – see list below
Wider benefits that are acceptable
In all cases the learner must:
- Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
- Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
- Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
- Show current proof of the benefit
Child Tax Credit
Child's Special Allowance
Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)
Graduated retirement benefit
Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme
Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
War Widow's pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)
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More information about this Course
The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, in a workshop, creating and installing building components.
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.
What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
No experience in the industry is required.
Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualification (GCSE grade 2 or above) and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications (grade 4 or above)during the apprenticeship.
How Long Is The Course?
Duration is between 18-21 months, college attendance is block release between 11-14 weekly blocks over the duration.
What Will I Learn?
On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will have the following core knowledge to:
• Understand the principles of health, safety and welfare and how these are applied in the workplace.
• Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
• Understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.
• Understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications.
• Understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health & Safety at Work Act
• Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources.
• Understand the needs of other workers and how to work effectively with others.
• Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials.
Specific Architectural Joiner Skill Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, architectural joiners will have acquired occupational skills to be able to:
• Carry out a range of job tasks including drawing, measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing
• Produce setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and stairs
• Mark out timber from setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases.
• Create, fit and assemble components to manufacture doors, windows with opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases
• Use, maintain and store specific architectural joinery tools and equipment, such as marking and testing tools, power tools and hand tools
Specific Architectural Joiner Knowledge Requirements
On completion of this apprenticeship, architectural joiners will have the occupational knowledge to:
• Understand the technical principles of architectural joinery and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as, setting out and producing cutting lists, marking out from setting out details and producing cutting lists, fitting and assembling routine products.
• Understand how to accurately take site and workplace dimensions.
• Understand how to form and proportion joints associated with architectural joinery work, such as mortice and tenon, dovetail and comb joints.
• Understand why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking architectural joinery work (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
• Understand how to use, maintain and store marking and testing tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
• Understand how to requisition architectural joinery materials, such as timber, adhesives and fixings.
• Understand how to work at height and use access equipment safely.
How Will I Learn?
You will learn the above skills in a combination of environments, classroom, workshop and whilst on site working as a carpenter.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Apprentices must achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery to demonstrate competency in their chosen occupation
Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship through End Point Assessment, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and passing the End Point Assessment.
Where Could This Course Lead To?
On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter.
The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely accepted in the sector as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade