Architectural Joinery involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, in a workshop environment.
An Architectural Joiner can expect to be employed in a workshop producing timber-based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases.
What you will study
This apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified architectural joiner, whilst developing behaviours required by a joiner
There is a mandatory competence qualification to be achieved this is the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural Joinery
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
• Produce setting out details
• Create, fit and assemble components to manufacture doors, windows, staircases, units.
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 Architectural Joinery. 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.