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Apprenticeship Standard 240 - Level 3 Advanced Site Carpentry (Pathway 1)

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 240 - Level 3 Advanced Site Carpentry (Pathway 1)Available for applications
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 3
Start Date Mid- September, with entry points during the academic year
Duration 12 to 18 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Course Overview An Advanced Site Carpenter can expect to be employed on a building site, or in domestic or commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).
What You Will Study

This advanced apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified advanced site carpenter, whilst developing behaviours required by this role.

There is a mandatory competence qualification to be achieved this is the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry.

Whilst there is no mandatory on-programme assessment for knowledge in relation to the Site Carpentry standard, this programme will follow the recommended training specification of the City and Guilds Level 3 qualification. This will enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will include.

• Health and safety
• Technical principles of advanced site carpentry
• How to carry out advanced calculations and work out cutting angles for complex carpentry work
• How to form complex joints
• Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry work
• Install complex and non-standard doors and window frames
• Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments
• Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves,

In addition, apprentices must complete, or have previously completed, recognised English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).

How you will Learn To supplement development as a site carpenter in the workplace you will attend college on a day release basis and learn through tutor led classroom and workshop sessions. Moodle resources will also be used to support self- study.
Course Structure

This standard is of 12 to 18 months duration.

Attendance at college is expected to be 12 months on a day release basis. The typical college day is be 45% classroom based and 55% workshop based.

Where required English and Maths study will be through additional attendance at the college. This is expected to be block release.

How You Will Be Assessed

Throughout the training period college lecturers/assessors will assess progress in relation to the knowledge element of the standard; a college assessor will work with you in the development and assessment of the NVQ Diploma.

In addition, throughout the training period both college lecturers/assessors and your employer representative will complete progress reviews.

When both your employer and the college consider you competent in all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will be entered in for the End Point Assessment.

This is a two-part independent assessment.
1. Knowledge assessment
2. Skills assessment,
Successful assessments are graded pass/merit/distinction.

Entry Requirements Apprentices must have completed an intermediate apprenticeship in Site Carpentry and hold a recognised English and Mathematics qualification at level 1.
Attendance Expectations Attendance is one day per week, anticipated to be Monday. The standard college day will run from 09:00 to 20:00. It is expected that attendance at college is maintained at a level of 95% or above.
Fee Information There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18. For costs to students aged 19 and over, please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469.
Further Study Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Standard Construction Management. This is available at Wakefield College.
Career Opportunities On completion of this Advanced Apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.
How to Apply Please complete an apprenticeship application form. If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469
For Further Details

Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email

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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 11:19

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