NSCG | Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard
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Course overview

What will be covered whilst training:
Core knowledge includes: Health, Safety and Welfare and how these are applied in the workplace, communication and complying with instructions and directions, different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials, interpreting product information and specifications, understanding responsibilities under relevant employment and safety legislation, calculating quantity, length, area and wastage of resources, understanding the needs of others and how to work effectively, understanding characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components.

Generic behaviours expected include effective communication, effective team working, independent working, logical thinking, working effectively, time management and adaptability.

Typical job roles: This Occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in a 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.

Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

What else do I need to know?

On an apprenticeship programme you usually will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week for the employer and then have one day a week at college or designated time in the workplace.
Some job roles will require a DBS before starting, you will be advised at interview stage if this is required.
Whilst you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary, this includes all off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualification during the apprenticeship.

How is it assessed?

Assessments will take place both during and at the end of the apprenticeship, with completion being dependant on successful achievement of the qualification elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice and training provider.

During the apprenticeship:
Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course and are usually done on-the-job and through day release.
Assessment has three aspects which include observation of your actual performance and your knowledge and understanding you display in response to written and/or spoken questions, and a portfolio of support material which you will build up containing assignments, case studies and testimony evidence through the e-portfolio.

Apprentices must achieve a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency in their chosen occupation

Pathway 1: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry
Pathway 2: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural joinery

End Point Assessment includes:
Knowledge Assessment being a short written test and a Practical Skills Assessment.

What financial support is on offer?

While you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training

What can I do next?

If you successfully achieve all parts of the apprenticeship, your assessor will discuss your next steps to take. Dependent on your roles and responsibilities, this may be the next level of the subject you have been studying already or a different pathway.

How do I find out more?

Telephone: 01782 254287 (Newcastle office) or 01785 275660 (Stafford office)
Email: apprenticeships@nscg.ac.uk

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