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Advanced carpentry and joinery

Details of standard

This standard has options. Display duties and KSBs for:

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs. There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for new homes.

The broad purpose of the occupation is working with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components.  This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified.

This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as an Advanced Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Advanced Architectural Joiner:

Advanced Site Carpenters work on building sites in the construction of domestic and commercial properties, preparing and installing complex and bespoke building components. They prepare, construct and erect irregular and complex roof structures.

Advanced Architectural Joiners are employed in a workshop producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and producing assembled components requiring advanced skilled work including the full range of woodworking machines. There will sometimes be a need for refurbishment/repair work of bespoke pieces. They have an in depth knowledge of a range of manufacturing components from a range of hardwoods and softwoods.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation liaises with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers. An Advanced Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, site management and contractors. Advanced Architectural Joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues as well as architects, designers and customers.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, sometimes supervising others, using machinery and tools to create or refurbish/repair structures or components from the designs, plans and specifications of architects and designers that meet the client’s expectations. Having attained this level, they will be competent to progress further in the industry as team leaders, trade forepersons, contract or works managers.

Typical job titles include:

Advanced architectural joiner Advanced site carpenter

Entry requirements

It is expected that anyone starting this apprenticeship will have already achieved the corresponding Level 2 apprenticeship standard in Carpentry and Joinery.

Core occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Identify requirements, develop the work programme and schedule, plan their own work and that of the team accordingly, ensuring this is communicated clearly to colleagues.

K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K19 K20 K21 K25

S4 S7 S11 S13 S17

B3 B5

Duty 2 Complete work in respect of fire doors in accordance with current legislation.

K2 K26

S16

Duty 3 Interpret technical specifications and ensure compliance with legislation/guidance relevant to the work being done.

Duty 4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources required for carrying out complex and non-standard work, including timber, tools and fixings.

K7 K10

S8

Duty 5 Take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved.

K11 K22

Duty 6 Utilise a range of advanced skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry or joinery work to high standards and demanding tolerances including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.

K9

Duty 7 Communicate professionally with colleagues, customers and stakeholders, providing a high level of customer service at all times.

K8 K23

S15

Duty 8 Carry out quality checks of own and others work against specification and take remedial action, providing instructions to others as to the work required.

Duty 9 Carry out pre-use checks of all tools and equipment to be used for the project by self and colleagues, providing training and instruction where necessary.

Option duties


Advanced Site Carpenter duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 10 install complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and changes of direction and staircases with turns.

S14 S18

Duty 11 Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles to staircases with turns).

S2

Duty 12 Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings, dormers and features.

Duty 13 Repair and or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes

K18

S1


Advanced Architectural Joiner duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 14 Set out complex work tasks for non-standard architectural joinery products, including complex door sets, doors, windows, units and fitments, staircases (straight and with turns) and products with single/double curvature features.

B7

Duty 15 Mark out accurately from setting out details for the manufacture of complex and shaped (circular and circular on circular) doors, opening windows, units and fitments and staircases.

Duty 16 Manufacture complex and shaped (circular and circular on circular) architectural joinery products including doors, windows with opening lights, units and fitments, panelling/cladding, staircases (straight and with turns) and veneers

Duty 17 Set up and use fixed machinery such as circular saws, planers, thicknessers, bandsaws, morticers, tenoners, spindle moulders, grinders (including tool sharpening) and sanders.

Duty 18 Use and maintain marking tools, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment required for advanced work.

K24

S3 S5 S6 S9 S10 S12

B1 B2 B4 B6


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied in relation to their work and to others. eg electrical safety, storage of materials, accident & emergency procedures Back to Duty

K2: The responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance to undertake the work e.g. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, Fire Door legislation Back to Duty

K3: How to use health and safety control equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE), local exhaust ventilation (LEV) Back to Duty

K4: The different workplace signs and safety notices and their meaning, how to undertake hazard identification in the workplace and the procedures for the identification and removal of hazardous waste Back to Duty

K5: The principles of building construction including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities and services, BIM and environmental and sustainability considerations Back to Duty

K6: How to interpret and produce relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions including the basic principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Builiding Information Modelling (BIM) Back to Duty

K7: How to estimate resource quantities to carry out work eg quantity of fixings, length of timber. Back to Duty

K8: How to communicate and work with others effectively in the workplace Back to Duty

K9: The characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials. The different energy efficiency and sustainable materials for construction Back to Duty

K10: Hand Tools : how to prepare, use, maintain and store hand tools including tool limitations and sharpening techniques e.g chisels, planes, hand saws, hammers Back to Duty

K11: Power Tools: how to prepare, use, maintain and store power tools including the procedure for undertaking visual first use check eg multi-functional tool, portable circular saws, drills, saws, planers, routers, sanders and nail guns. How to produce jigs. Back to Duty

K12: How to plan work activities for self and others in order to meet schedules and deadlines. Back to Duty

K13: Advanced Site Carpenter (ASC) : the different types of fixings and fasteners for site carpentry work including their uses Back to Duty

K14: ASC: how to form advanced woodworking joints including the resources required and how to mark out and form advanced woodworking joints. How to form products using advanced woodworking joints including splayed and level (horizontal and vertical) joints Back to Duty

K15: ASC: how to carry out complex first fixing work including how to install complex and non-standard timber frames, linings, floor coverings, flat roof decking, flights of stairs with turns and handrails and how to erect timber stud partitions. Back to Duty

K16: ASC: how to carry out complex second fixing work including how to install service encasements, cladding, bespoke wall and floor units and fitments, side hung doors, ironmongery, timber mouldings, handrails and spindles to stairs with turns Back to Duty

K17: ASC: how to carry out complex structural carcassing work including how to erect trussed rafter, how to fix verge and eave components, how to install floor joists, how to fit and fix joist coverings, how to form dormer windows to roofs and how to construct traditional cut roofs with hips and valleys Back to Duty

K18: ASC: how to install and maintain structural and non-structural carpentry components including how to install and maintain doors, windows and structural timbers, how to replace glazing, how to reinstate surfaces Back to Duty

K19: Advanced Architectural Joiner (AAJ): the characteristics, quality, uses and limitations of relevant materials including timber, glass, laminates, finishing’s (paint, stains, lacquers). The different defects associated with relevant raw materials, the different types of ironmongery products associated with architectural joinery including locks, handles etc Back to Duty

K20: AAJ: component performance requirements including the U-value and security requirements for doors and windows in accordance with current building and CE marking regulations, the requirements for fire doors in accordance with current building regulations, the requirements for stairs in accordance with current building regulations Back to Duty

K21: AAJ: advanced architectural joinery technology including the purpose and capabilities of software programmes used for architectural joinery work, how to use CAD to produce drawings and the process for programming, setting up and operating Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery. Back to Duty

K22: AAJ: how to form shaped woodworking joints including the resources required to mark out and form shaped woodworking joints, how to mark out woodworking joints for shaped work, how to form products using shaped woodworking joints Back to Duty

K23: AAJ: how to set out and mark out for shaped joinery products including how to interpret information for producing shaped joinery product details and how to prepare Back to Duty

K24: AAJ: how to manufacture and repair shaped joinery products including how to interpret information related to the manufacture of shaped joinery products, how to prepare for the manufacture of shaped joinery, how to manufacture, assemble and finish shaped doors and frames, how to manufacture, assemble and finish straight stairs with turns Back to Duty

K25: AAJ: how to take site measurements and site fix joinery products including doors, frames and windows and straight stairs with turns Back to Duty

K26: AAJ: how to prepare and use fixed machinery to create shaped work including how to prepare and check prior to use, how to maintain and how to develop and specialist jigs for to manufacture curved joinery products. How to use, including the uses and limitations of narrow bandsaws, crosscut saws, re-saws, surface planers, thicknessers, morticers, spindle moulders and single end tenoners. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations, approved Codes of Practice, company guidance, site specific requirements and taking account of changing circumstances. Apply safe working techniques when manual handling, working at height and using access equipment and plant such as – fall prevention systems e.g. fall arrest, restraint and access systems, harnesses and scaffold. Back to Duty

S2: Apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and equipment including the use of PPE, LEV and RPE. Back to Duty

S3: Interpret relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions. Back to Duty

S4: Estimate resource quantities to carry out work taking site measurements where appropriate eg quantity of fixings, length of timber. Back to Duty

S5: Plan and undertake work practices productively. Back to Duty

S6: Carry out a range of carpentry and joinery skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, mitring, scribing, horizontal and vertical levelling (including laser levelling), finishing, positioning and securing. Back to Duty

S7: Mark out and form advanced woodworking joints including splayed and plumb joints Back to Duty

S8: ASC: carry out first fixing work including install complex and non-standard timber frames, linings, coverings, flat roof decking, non-structural stud partitions and flights of stairs with turns. Back to Duty

S9: ASC: carry out second fixing work including service encasements, cladding, bespoke wall and floor units, tops, cornices and fitments, complex spindles and handrails to stairs with turns, side hung doors, ironmongery, timber mouldings, fire doors and door sets. Back to Duty

S10: ASC : carry out complex structural timber stud partition work. Back to Duty

S11: ASC: Erect complex trussed rafter roofs and bracings, verge and eave components, dormer windows to roofs. Back to Duty

S12: ASC: Erect complex traditional roofs with trusses, purling, ridges, hips and valleys Back to Duty

S13: ASC: Install floor joists including cut to fit, solid timber and coverings including planed, tongued and grooved (PTG) boards Back to Duty

S14: ASC: maintain structural and non-structural carpentry work including doors, windows and structural timbers, replace glazing, reinstate surfaces, timber doors, window frames, mouldings, guttering and fixings and replace sash window cords Back to Duty

S15: AAJ:set out, mark out and form products using shaped woodworking joints Back to Duty

S16: AAJ: manufacture, assemble, finish and repair shaped doors, fire doors, frames and straight stairs with turns Back to Duty

S17: AAJ: site fix joinery products including doors, fire doors, frames and windows Back to Duty

S18: AAJ: produce CAD drawings. Prepare and use fixed machinery to create shaped work including inspect and maintain the fixed machinery, develop specialist jigs to manufacture curved joinery products, use a narrow bandsaw, crosscut saw, re-saw, surface planer, thicknesser, morticer, spindle moulder, single end tenoner Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Effective communication: oral, written, listening – especially in working with others Back to Duty

B2: Team work: work effectively without supervision and give leadership to others – being willing to lead a team. Back to Duty

B3: Independent working: take responsibility for completing own work and monitoring the work of others. Back to Duty

B4: Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions and in achieving work targets of self and others. Back to Duty

B5: Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner, lead others by example. Back to Duty

B6: Time management: use own time effectively to complete work on schedule and support effective team working. Back to Duty

B7: Adaptability: be able to implement change and adjust existing requirements to meet the work instructions. Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Other mandatory qualifications

BWF approved SiteRight Fire Door Installation Awareness delivered by a NOCN approved provider

Level: 2


Additional details

Occupational Level:

3

Duration (months):

15

Review

This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 3
Reference: ST0263
Version: 1.1
Date updated: 24/05/2021
Approved for delivery: 27 February 2018
Route: Construction
Typical duration to gateway: 15 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £11000
Options: Advanced Site Carpenter, Advanced Architectural Joiner
Trailblazer contact (for apprenticeship standard content and trailblazer membership queries only): tyson@lignumassociates.com
Employers involved in creating the standard: Lignum associates, Houghtons of York, Bedford College, Leeds College of Building, Building Craft College, Kiersons, Brian Fell (Leven) T&T Roofline, Goodfellow Roofing, Derry Construction, Seddon, H&H Joiners & Builders.
LARS Code: 240

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Version Change detail Earliest start date Latest start date Latest end date
1.1 Funding band, standard and end-point assessment plan revised. 21/05/2021 Not set Not set
1.0 Approved for delivery. 27/02/2018 20/05/2021 Not set