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Advanced Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

This Level 3 Apprenticeship is for a Level 2 qualified Site Carpenter (or similar) who wishes to progress in their career and manage their own and other people's work.
15 months
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

The role involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. As an advanced carpenter and joiner, you will be able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing your own work and leading small teams.

As an Advanced Site Carpenter, you will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high-quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).

When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

On completion of this apprenticeship you  will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

  • work safely and pro-actively in the application of good health and safety practice in their work area, to protect yourself and others.
  • understand the programme and work schedule for their work area and plan your work accordingly
  • develop and maintain good working relationships with managers, supervisors and work colleagues
  • determine the best way of carrying out the work and ensure this is communicated clearly to colleagues
  • interpret technical specifications and ensure compliance with legislation/guidance relevant to the work being done
  • select the required quantity and quality of resources required for carrying out complex and non-standard work, including timber, tools and fixings
  • be prepared to take a lead when working in a team, especially when complex or non-standard work is involved

You will have the same knowledge as a carpenter and joiner, but also be able to:

  • understand, in more detail, the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice and how to apply these to create a safe and healthy working environment
  • understand how to plan and carry out work effectively, taking into account complex environmental and task related challenges
  • understand how to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with others
  • understand how to access data needed to plan and execute work tasks accurately, including an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM.) and its impact on construction projects
  • understand their broader responsibilities under current legislation and guidance in undertaking construction work
  • understand the importance of team working and being prepared to take a lead


Further information on what the apprenticeship covers can be found here.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Advanced Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Standard. 

The achievement of this standard will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have a Level 2 qualification in a related subject and a Level 2 qualification in maths and English or equivalent.

Where will I study?

Greater Manchester SkillCentre
Unit B Ashburton Point
Wheelforge Way
Trafford Park
M17 1EH

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.

T. 0161 876 3300