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Carpenter & Joiner Apprentice (Site & Architectural Joiner) at Craven College

Course description

Carpentry and Joinery involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

This is a core and options Apprenticeship, with two pathways: • Site Carpenter - will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. • Architectural Joiner - will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

Course content


Marking Out



Spilcing, Finishing, Positioning & Securing

Install Door & Window Frames & Hatch Linking

Floor Joist Coverings

Straight Partitions & Straight Staircases

Install Doors


Service Encasements

Wall & Floor Units & Fitments

Cladding & Staircase Components

Erect Inclined Roofs with Gables


Roof Coverings & Roof Components

Repair or Replace Frames



Door & Window Ironmongery

Roofing Components

Guttering & Downpipes & Window Components

Use, Maintain & Store Hand Tools

Power Tools & Associated Equipment          

Architectural Joiner Skill Requirements

Carry Out a Range of Job Tasks Including


Marking Out



Positioning & Securing Produce

Setting Out Details for the Manufacture of Doors

Windows & Opening Lights

Units & Stairs

Mark Out Timber From Setting Out

Details for the Manufacture of Doors

Windows & Opening Lights

 Units &/or Fitments & Staircases Create

Fit & Assemble Components to Manufacture Doors

Windows with Opening Lights

Units &/or Fitments & Staircases Use

Maintain & Store Specific Architectural Joinery Tools & Equipment eg Marking & Testing Tools

Entry requirements

Employment within the industry 3 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D)



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Future opportunities


Site Carpenter

Architectural Joiner

Further information


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2018
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