Carpentry & Joinery - Site Carpentry (L3) Apprenticeship Standard

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


The Wood Occupations Advanced Level Apprenticeship programmes are for those who are currently working in Carpentry & Joinery and who wish to study for an advanced qualification that is recognised by the construction industry. The course covers the knowledge and skills relating to site carpentry and allied skills. A part of the course is devoted to workshop activities:

• Carry out first fix flooring, stairs and roofing
• Carry out second fix operations
• Carry out second fix double doors and mouldings
• Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
• Principles of organizing, planning and pricing construction work
• Health, safety and welfare in construction

How will it be delivered?

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the programme assessors and tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course both in college and in the workplace; additionally each technical unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your assessor.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship is assessed by end-point assessment which comprises of:

Knowledge Assessment: A 45-minute short written test consisting of 35 questions. The questions are designed to assess the apprentice's understanding of the core and specific knowledge and behavioural requirements. The Knowledge Assessment will be delivered in a controlled invigilated environment approved by the Awarding Body.

Practical Assessment: A skills test that requires the apprentice to complete a practical activity and will include oral questioning, where required to ensure the apprentice has the Skills, supporting Knowledge and Behaviours for the chosen job role. The test for Site Carpentry will take a minimum of 6 hours to complete.

Entry requirements

Successfully completed the Intermediate NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry). In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the college as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression.  Candidates need to be in a relevant job role, have a contract of employment and work a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Your next steps...

On successful completion of all elements of the advanced apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress to further learning on the HNC/HND Construction & Built Environment course.