Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Type: Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Venue: Employer Premises
Awarding Body: CITB CSKILLS Construction Skills
Level: Level 3
Entry Requirements: English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), College interview
Start Date:
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

The Construction Building industry has a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills approved framework.

The Carpentry & Joinery department deliver high quality training by lecturers and assessors  who have many years experience in the trade as well as experience in working on projects such as The English Heritage Project.

The department facilities include two workshops, a state of the art Joinery Machine shop and a designated Site Carpentry area.  The team have sponsorship from Howden’s and Festool ensuring apprentices work with the latest products, materials and power tool technology.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Howdens Sponcers of Accrington and Rossendale College Joinery

What will I learn?

Mandatory units:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Producing setting out details for routine architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Marking out from setting out details for routine architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Manufacturing routine architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
  • Manufacturing bespoke architectural joinery products in the workplace

Optional units:

  • Producing CAD and setting out details in the workplace
  • Setting up and using fixed machinery in the workplace
  • Producing and setting out details for bespoke architectural joinery products in the workplace

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme for direct entrants and will be delivered within the knowledge section of this framework.

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification.

You will achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Architectural (Bench) Joinery Level 3
  • Diploma in Bench Joinery Level 3
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS
Materials and other information

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

Progression and Careers

Apprentices who follow these pathways can have a varied career working on new builds, refurbishments or in specialist areas.

Apprentices at this level with work experience could progress to higher level qualifications such as HNC / HND in Construction or a Foundation Degree.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Bench/Architectural Joiner
  • Site Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Self Employment in the Construction Industry

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Accrington and Rossendale College.

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