Accessibility links

Apprenticeship in Construction (Joinery) - Level 3 Advanced at PM Training

Course description

These programmes combine an NVQ and a Diploma and are suitable for candidates who have achieved a Level 2 qualification and wish to extend their knowledge and practical skills to become a skilled craftsperson capable of working with the minimum of supervision. For those students wishing to progress on to craft supervisors or enter into the management of the industry this course provides an excellent level of education and is a great starting point for a range of careers and professions.

Course content

The NVQ Level 3 qualification is suitable for candidates who have achieved a Level 2 qualification and wish to extend their knowledge and practical skills. It provides an advanced level of knowledge and practical skills linked to the industry, which help to produce a skilled craftsperson capable of working on various aspects of the trade with the minimum of supervision. For those students wishing to progress onto into management, this course provides an excellent level of education. The course will follow a similar pattern to that of the Level 2 but dealing with work of a more advanced and complex nature and a greater emphasis on supervision roles within the construction industry.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to demonstrate you have the skills, qualifications and commitment to succeed in an advanced placement. A level 2 apprenticeship would be an added advantage.

Assessment

You are continually assessed throughout your course by building a portfolio of your work, which contains your evidence of your competence in each area. Most assessments will be completed within the workplace.

Financial information

Apprentice pay does vary, the government min of rate of pay is £3.30 but the many employers choose to pay more than this. The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on the age of the employee and whether they are an apprentice - they must be at least school leaving age to be eligible. Please see below important information relating to National Minimum Wage changes and apprentice wages that came into effect from 1st October 2015. The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on the age of the employee and whether they are an apprentice - they must be at least school leaving age to be eligible. From 1 October 2015: the adult rate will increase by 20 pence to £6.70 per hour the rate for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 17 pence to £5.30 per hour the rate for 16 to 17 year olds will increase by 8 pence to £3.87 per hour the apprentice rate will increase by 57 pence to £3.30 per hour for apprentices in their first year of their apprenticeship. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support a career in wood work or to progress onto further education to study an NVQ level 4 in Wood Operations or related subjects. With further training, you could continue to develop your career in wood operations by working as a Carpenter or Professional Wood Restorer. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers in the craft and design industries are looking for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PM Training directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: Flexible up to 24 months
  • Web url: www.pmtraining.org.uk
  • Number of planned places: 60

Venues

  • More information
    • PM Training Shelton is our centre where we deliver a range of Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship training in:

      E.G. Joinery, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating, Engineering, Horticulture, Maintenance and Manufacturing Trades.