Site carpentry involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, on a construction site, creating and installing building components.
A Site Carpenter can expect to work on a building site, or in 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.
What you will study
This apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified site carpenter, whilst developing behaviours required by a site carpenter.
There is a mandatory competence qualification to be achieved this is the NVQ Level 2 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 2 qualification. This will enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will include
• Health and safety
• Technical principles of site carpentry
• Installation, repair or replace frames, doors, windows
• Repair or replace roofing components
In addition, where a level 2 qualification in English and Maths is not held on entry, you will be required to study and complete the assessment for level 2 English and level 2 Maths assessments (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).
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.
Apprentices must hold a recognised English and Mathematics qualification at level 1.
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Site Carpentry. This is available at Wakefield College.
On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.