Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 Advanced

Key Information



Typical Duration 

15 Months 

Delivery Model 

Delivery Location 

City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP 

Start Date 

W/C 01/11/2021

Programme Summary

This apprenticeship is for candidates who have successfully completed a Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery apprenticeship standard or framework, and wish to progress their career. 

The main difference between a Level 2 Site Carpenter and a Level 3 Advanced Site Carpenter is that Advanced Site Carpenters are responsible for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and bespoke tasks. 

An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing more complex building components. These tasks will include installing complex and often bespoke building components, including complex roof structures, staircases with turns, and high quality doors. 

This apprenticeship standard also includes a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry. 

What will you learn?

Apprentices will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to become an Advanced Site Carpenter. These will cover complex first fixing, bespoke second fixing and the installation of complex structural components. Advanced Site Carpenters have the skills to work in a variety of settings, and often progress to running their own business or progressing into management positions.

How is it delivered and assessed?

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis at City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP. Both theory and practical sessions will be undertaken, where the technical knowledge and skills aligned to advanced site carpentry will be developed. 

Portfolio of Evidence 

A portfolio of evidence will be developed by the apprentice with the support of the assessor. This portfolio will confirm the knowledge which has been developed, the skills which are regularly applied in the workplace, and the behaviors demonstrated to be a successful site carpenter. 

Apprentices are required to undertake an end point assessment. This will be an online knowledge test, followed by a practical skills test to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors developed over the programme. 

Mandatory Qualifications 

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry 

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of either: 

  • Wood Occupations (site carpentry) Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework 

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills, and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. Assessments will be carried out with employers to determine suitability.