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Cartpentry and Joinery Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

As an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds; you will earn a salary and gain real experience in the workplace with your employer as well as working towards a nationally recognised NVQ and other qualifications. Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study. This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3

Course content

• Employment should be for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in both the workplace and at College • Attendance at College on a regular basis, block or day release • You will work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Functional Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Technical Certificate

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship covers:

NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations (Joinery), Technical Certificate (Level 3 Diploma) plus Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths • You will receive tuition to support the underpinning knowledge required for your NVQ • You may also have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications relevant to your employment • You will receive regular monitoring and assessment in both the workplace and at College • There are no formal examinations within the NVQ, your work is assessed on an ongoing basis • The Technical Certificate is assessed by formal examination • Assessment of Functional Skills will consist of a formal examination and gathering a portfolio of evidence • A computer based multiple choice test for health and safety 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2. Relevant work experience will also be considered Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed in the workplace using a range of methods including portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some qualifications have exams. 

Financial information

Apprenticeship training is currently fully funded, however this is subject to change.

Further information

Once you have gained employment you could start this programme at the agreed time of the year.

On completion of this course you will receive NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Wood Occupations (Joinery), Technical Certificate and a Functional Skills qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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