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Apprenticeship training course

Craft carpentry and joinery (level 3)

Working with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
15 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Advanced architectural joiner
  • Advanced site carpenter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Identify and use safety control equipment including RPE, dust suppression, PPE and LEV.
  • Implement and monitor safe systems of work and control measures.
  • Interpret and extract information using paper based or digital techniques from drawings, specifications and provide work instructions.
  • Calculate resource and cost quantities from site measurements.
  • Apply environmental and sustainable principles in compliance with regulations, standards and systems for example segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Apply planning, work scheduling and time management techniques to identify and agree production plan targets.
  • Apply quality assurance procedures.
  • Select, check and use hand and power tools.
  • Complete documentation - paper based or digital. For example, job sheets, time sheets, risk assessments, method statements, equipment service records, handover documents, work sheets, checklists, incident reports, requisition sheets, quality records.
  • Communicate and report in written form any issues against the production plan and contribute to the solutions. 
  • Obtain, monitor and rotate stock and supplies.

Full information on Craft carpentry and joinery (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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