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 1 – site carpenter: will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as repairs and maintenance. Pathway 2 – 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.
In addition to the L2 Stanadrd you will aslo work towards a City and Guilds NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations and also Functional Skills in English & Maths if you don’t already have level 1 or the equivalent at GCSE.
Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or employment as a site carpenter or architectural joiner
There are 2 pathways for this Standard – Site carpenter or Architectural Joiner
The EPA consists of 3 discrete assessment methods:
Knowledge test – online Multiple choice Exam 40 questions in 60 minutes.
Practical test this will take 7 hours. It may be split into four discrete sections (tasks) held over a
maximum of 1 working day. The tasks will have the following timings:
Task 1: 90 minutes
Task 2: 90 minutes
Task 3: 120 minutes
Task 4: 120 minutes
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence.It will involve questions that will focus on coverage of prior learning or activity. Apprentices may refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio of evidence, however the portfolio is not directly assessed.