The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship. A 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 a range of repair and maintenance activities.
You will learn core knowledge to: 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 and 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.
You will acquire occupational skills and be able to: Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing, install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases, install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components, erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components, repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components and use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, including online learning completing unit and knowledge questions, with completion being dependent on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice and training provider.
Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship.
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 or Architectural Joiner.