Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpenter) Level 3

The Basics

Sector: Construction
Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Advanced Carpentry & Joinery (Pathway 1 Site Carpenter)
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Duration: 12 to 15 months
Type of Assessment: On-going & End Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Preparation and installation of complex and bespoke timber components
> Interpretation of technical drawings and specifications to ensure compliance
> Installation of inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves and finishings
> Repair and replace timber products such as frames, roof joists and window components
> Understand how to form complex joints such as splayed and plumb
> Effective communication with all key stakeholders
> Carry out advanced calculations and cutting angles for complex carpentry work


The advanced carpenter and joiner are able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.

The advanced carpenter/joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed either the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery or the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery or have some experience of working at this level.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Site Supervisor
> Business Owner
> Carpenter
> Quantity Surveyor


> Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

> Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision


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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School