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Overview of the role

Using timber products to create and install building components

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 a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner. 

A Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

An Architectural Joiner will produce building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other construction trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management, architects, designers, contractors and customers. A Site Carpenter would generally liaise with other trades such as bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers, supervisors, site management and contractors. Architectural joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues and supervisors as well as architects, designers and customers. An employee in either option of this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, under supervision, using machinery and/or tools to create structures or components from designs, plans and specifications that meet the client’s expectations.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working in a team, under supervision, using machinery and tools to create structures or components from the designs, plans and specifications of architects and designers that meet the clients expectations. On site these could include roof structures, floors, partitions and second fix work such as door frames and skirting. As an architectural joiner, they could include doors, windows and stairs, including all ironmongery.

Typical job titles include:

Site carpenter Architectural joiner

Core Occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Identify and confirm carpentry or joinery requirements and components against specification/drawings/CAD/BIM and in accordance with Building Regulations

K4 K5 K7 K8

S4 S5 S6

B1 B3 B4

Duty 2 Locate, handle, store, load, transport and position materials and components safely, minimising damage so they are ready for application.

K3

S5 S6

B3

Duty 3 Prepare the site/workshop (including access equipment when necessary), power and hand tools appropriate to the project.

K9 K10

S2 S3

B3 B6

Duty 4 Calculate the most efficient quantity, length and area of resources.

K6

S2 S5 S6

B3 B4 B6

Duty 5 Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and associated equipment to achieve optimum performance.

K3 K9

S3

Duty 6 Maintain a clear and tidy workspace and ensure that waste materials are disposed of in accordance with current legislation

K1 K2 K10

S1

B2

Duty 7 Carry out quality checks against specification and take remedial action where required or instructed

K5

S6

B3 B5 B7

Option Duties


Site Carpenter duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 8 Install building components including door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joists and coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases.

K11 K12

S7

Duty 9 Install doors, mouldings, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components.

K11 K13

S8 S9 S11

Duty 10 Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components.

K11 K14

S10


Architectural Joiner duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 11 Produce setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and stairs

K15 K18

S14

Duty 12 Mark out timber from setting out details for the manufacture of doors, windows and opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases.

K19

S15

Duty 13 Create, fit and assemble components to manufacture doors, windows with opening lights, units and/or fitments and staircases

K15 K17 K20 K21

S13 S14 S15 S16 S17

Duty 14 Operate fixed workshop machinery in order to create joinery components

K16 K20

S12 S16


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. 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 principles of building construction terminology and components including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities and services, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and environmental and sustainability considerations Back to Duty

K5: how to interpret and produce relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions including the basic principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Back to Duty

K6: how to estimate resource quantities to carry out work eg quantity of fixings, length of timber, sheet materials Back to Duty

K7: how to communicate and work with others effectively in the workplace Back to Duty

K8: the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as American and selected African hardwood, Scandinavian standards for softwood, MDF, plywoods, home grown carcassing, manufactured timbers, adhesives and mastics. Back to Duty

K9: Hand Tools : how to prepare, use and maintain hand tools including tool limitations and sharpening techniques e.g chisels, planes, hand saws, hammers Back to Duty

K10: Power Tools: how to prepare, use and maintain power tools including the procedure for undertaking visual first use check eg portable circular saws, drills, saws, planers, routers, sanders, multi-functional tools and nail guns. How to produce jigs. Back to Duty

K11: Site Carpenter : the different types of fixings and fasteners for site carpentry work including their uses Back to Duty

K12: Site Carpenter: how to carry out first fixing work including timber frames and linings, timber coverings, flat roof decking, timber stud partitions, straight flights of stairs and installing handrails and spindles to straight flights of stairs Back to Duty

K13: Site Carpenter : how to carry out second fixing work including installation of service encasements, cladding, wall and floor units, mouldings, side hung doors and ironmongery. Back to Duty

K14: Site Carpenter :how to create structural carcassing work, how to erect trussed rafter roofs, how to construct gables, verge and eaves, how to install floor joists and coverings. Working at Height regulations. Back to Duty

K15: Architectural Joiner: Fundamentals of Joinery including the different types of fixings and fasteners for architectural joinery work including their uses, the timber moisture content parameters for a range of timber and timber-based materials, the characteristics, uses and limitations for the different types of timber preservatives, the range, characteristics, uses and limitations of timber finishes, the requirements of fire door assemblies. Back to Duty

K16: Architectural Joiner: how to prepare and use fixed machinery including their limitations and the procedure for undertaking visual first use checks including narrow bandsaws, crosscut saws, re-saws, panel saws, surface planers, thicknessers and morticers Back to Duty

K17: Architectural Joiner : Methods of connection including the resources required to mark out and form connection points and how to form products using different connection methods including joints, nails, screws, dowels, biscuit, staples, adhesives Back to Duty

K18: Architectural Joiner : Setting out including how to interpret information for setting out doors, door frames and linings, windows, fittings and straight stairs, how to prepare for producing setting out details for doors, windows, fittings and straight stairs, how to produce setting out details for doors, windows, fittings and straight stairs Back to Duty

K19: Architectural Joiner: Marking out including how to interpret information for marking out doors, door frames and linings, windows, fittings and straight stairs, how to prepare for marking out for doors, windows, fittings and straight stairs, how to mark out for doors, windows, fittings and straight stairs, the potential effects of marking out errors. Back to Duty

K20: Architectural Joiner : Manufacture including how to interpret information for the production of doors, door frames and linings, window and fitting parts, straight stairs, how to prepare for the production of door, window, straight stairs and fitting parts, how to produce door, window and fitting parts, how to finish products to the specified standard for them to accept a range of finishes (e.g. paint, French polish) Back to Duty

K21: Architectural Joiner : methods to install ironmongery including the characteristics , quality, uses and limitations of ironmongery components hand and how to fix a range of ironmongery components e.g. hinges Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Identify and 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. Back to Duty

S2: Plan and undertake work practices productively. Back to Duty

S3: Identify and apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and equipment. Back to Duty

S4: Correctly interpret information from drawings and specifications in various types and formats. eg electronic devices, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Back to Duty

S5: Estimate resource quantities to carry out work eg quantity of fixings, length of timber Back to Duty

S6: demonstrate a range of fundamental 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: Site Carpenter : carry out first fixing work including install timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, install straight flights of stairs and erect timber stud partitions. Install handrails and spindles to straight flights of stairs. Back to Duty

S8: Site Carpenter: carry out second fixing work including install service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments, side hung doors, ironmongery and timber mouldings Back to Duty

S9: Site Carpenter : carry out timber stud partition work Back to Duty

S10: Site Carpenter: erect trussed rafter roofs, construct gables, verge and eaves. Back to Duty

S11: Site Carpenter: install floor joists and coverings. Back to Duty

S12: Architectural Joiner: Inspect, prepare and operate fixed machinery including narrow bandsaw, crosscut saw, re-saw, surface planer, thicknesser, morticer Back to Duty

S13: Architectural Joiner : Form connections including mark out connection points, select and use hand tools and materials to produce connection points, form products using different connection methods including joints, nails, screws, dowels, biscuit, staples, adhesives Back to Duty

S14: Architectural Joiner : produce setting out details including interpret information for setting out doors, door frames and linings, windows with opening lights, fittings and straight stairs Back to Duty

S15: Architectural Joiner : mark out including interpret information for marking out doors, door frames and linings, windows with opening lights, straight stairs and fitting parts Back to Duty

S16: Architectural Joiner : manufacture routine architectural joinery products including interpret information, prepare for production and produce door, windows with opening lights, straight stairs and fitting parts Back to Duty

S17: Architectural Joiner : install a range of common ironmongery components for doors, windows and units using a range of hand and power tools. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation. Back to Duty

B2: Effective team working: work effectively with others with limited supervision. Back to Duty

B3: Independent working: take responsibility for completing their own work. Back to Duty

B4: Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions Back to Duty

B5: Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner. Back to Duty

B6: Time management: use own time effectively to complete the work on schedule Back to Duty

B7: Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to work instructions Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for 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.


Additional details

Occupational Level:

2

Duration (months):

24

Review

This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 2
Reference: ST0264
Version: 1.1
Date updated: 18/09/2020
Approved for delivery: 27 February 2018
Route: Construction
Typical duration to gateway: 24 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £12000
Options: Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner
Trailblazer contact(s): 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: 239

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Version Change detail Earliest start date Latest start date Latest end date
1.1 End-point assessment plan and standard revised 18/09/2020 Not set Not set
1.0 Approved for delivery 27/02/2018 17/09/2020 Not set