Carpentry and Joinery is a core trade within construction, particularly in the house building sector, and involves carrying out skilled work using primarily timber products. The advanced carpenter and joiner needs to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, whilst managing their own and other peoples work. All students complete units in core skills and competencies and will then undertake one of two pathways determined by the needs of the employer:
Pathway 1 - Advanced Site Carpentry, which is suitable for those working on a building site or in commercial or domestic premises.
Pathway 2 - Advanced Architectural Joinery, which is suitable for those employed in a workshop manufacturing bespoke architectural products.
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be equipped with the techniques and measures needed for carpentry and joinery as well as skills in health and safety, communication, team work and resource management.
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.90 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £6.15 per hour
21-24 years £7.70 per hour
25 and over £8.21 per hour
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.
City and Guilds 6571 (L3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations)
Meets the requirements of Constructions Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
This course leads to...
ILM management apprenticeships: L3 Team Leader/Supervisor, L5 Operations/Departmental Manager, L6 Chartered Manager Degree and L7 Senior Leader Master's Degree
Will be determined by the employer - typically 5 GCSE's grade A-C, progression from L2 Carpentery and Joinery Apprenticeship or ability to demonstrate the appropriate knowledge, skills and competency levels.
Why study with us?
The City of Liverpool College will provide an Apprenticeship Training Manual for each student, access to C&G Smart Screen online learning resources, access to online EPA preparation tool personalised to the individual student and additional EPA pack and guidance. The College will also ensure that tuition for any additional Maths and English qualifications required will be provided to the level required for the standard.
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