Advanced Carpentry and Joinery in Construction (Level 3 Apprenticeship)


An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and 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).

Entry requirements

Carpentry and Joinery at Level 2 and English and maths at grade D/3 or equivalent.

Functional skills

Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed, recognised English and maths Level 2 qualifications. Apprentices will continue to develop their English and maths skills throughout the entire apprenticeship


It is expected that it will typically take 12-15 months for the apprentice to reach the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be less if the individual already has significant training and practical experience


On completion of this standard, apprentice can progress onto a site supervisor/ manager apprenticeship or into a wide range of employment opportunities, including self employment


Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

End assessment

The end-point assessment consists of two key elements. A knowledge assessment that consists of a short written test lasting 45 minutes to include 35 questions designed to assess the apprentice’s understanding of the core and specific knowledge and behavioural requirements then a practical assessment that is a skills test.

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