NVQ Wood Occupations Level 3
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About this course

The course is based around on - site assessment and training for trade operatives who wish to obtain a Level 3 NVQ in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery.

Throughout this course your Assessor will visit you to observe you in the workplace, undertaking work activities.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to collect and compile a work based evidence portfolio, containing your work experience from:

  • Compliance with health, safety and welfare procedures
  • Reading drawings and contract documentation
  • Physically undertaking trade work operations

This evidence can be in the form of photographs, witness statements, risk assessments, etc.

Below is the current Units of competence within this course of study. Optional Units can be chosen.

Level 3 NVQ Site Carpentry - a minimum of two optional units are required:

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Installing Bespoke First Fixing Components in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Installing Bespoke Second Fixing Components in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Erecting Complex Roof Structure Carcassing Components in the Workplace (Optional)
  • Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace (Optional)
  • Maintaining Non - Structural or Structural Components in the Workplace (Optional)

Level 3 NVQ Architectural Joinery (Bench Joinery) - a minimum of one optional unit is required:

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Manufacturing Bespoke Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Manufacturing Routine Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Marking Out From Setting Out Details for Routine Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Producing Setting Out Details for Routine Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace (Mandatory)
  • Producing CAD Setting Out Details in the Workplace (Optional)
  • Producing Setting Out Details for Bespoke Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace (Optional)
  • Setting Up and Using Fixed Machinery in the Workplace (Optional)
Entry requirements
Applicants must have a minimum of five years trade experience, working full - time and practising as a site carpenter or bench joiner.
Study, assessment and qualifications

At the start of the course your existing skills and industrial experiences will be mapped to the standards within the NVQ training specification. Any deficiencies in your trade knowledge, skills or understanding will be subject of action plan to enable you to gather additional or more appropriate evidence. You may be required to undertake periods of self - study within the workplace or at home, in your own time. Based on individual needs your progress will be monitored, reviewed and a subsequent action plan will be agreed between you and the assessor, in order to support you through the qualification.

If additional training is required you may need to attend college, subject to separate arrangements being agreed between your employer and the college.

Additional costs and information
There are no additional costs to the course apart form purchasing a memory stick to record digital photographs, reports, memo's, diary entries, etc.
What could I do next?
On completion and achievement of your Level 3 NVQ in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery there is currently no further scope for progression as a trade operative. However some operatives may wish to consider progressing to first line supervision or project management based courses!