End Point Assessment


Advanced Carpentry & Joinery

Advanced Carpentry & Joinery


12-15 months

Assessed Version: v1


The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.The main differences between a level 2 site carpenter / architectural joiner, and a level 3 advanced site carpenter / architectural joiner are that the advanced carpenter / joiner has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard  work.  Examples  of  complex  tasks  include  curved  products,  irregular  joints  and bespoke work.

Occupational role

This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

Pathway 1

An Advanced Site Carpenter 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-qualitydoors, 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).

Pathway 2

An Advanced Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products (e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and panelling/cladding).


Maximum £9,000

Level 3

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.


The apprenticeship includes core skills, core technical knowledge, and core behaviours required to undertake the work of an advanced site carpenter or advanced architectural joiner.

End Point Assessment

Overview of assessment

The end point assessment covers all ofthe skills, knowledge and behaviours in the Standard. It will take place using independent assessors appointed by QFI and the methods shown below:

Knowledge Assessment

Consisting of a short, written test, consisting of 35  questions  to  assess  understanding  of  the core  and  specific  knowledge  and  behavioural requirements of the advanced site carpentry or advanced architectural joinery.

Practical Skills Assessment

An observation of a practical activity, including oral questioning where required, in which the apprentice will demonstrate they have the skills, supporting knowledge and behaviours required for their chosen job role.

Readiness for assessment

The  employer  will  endorse  progression  to  the end point when satisfied  that  the  apprentice  is consistently working at or above the level set out in the standard, and the pre-requisite gateway requirements have been met with evidence to support these:

  • achieved minimum level 2 English and mathematics
  • achieved a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in their chosen job role from one of the following:
    • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations –Site Carpentry
    • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations –Architectural Joinery 


This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either:fail, pass, merit or distinction.

Professional Recognition

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.

Why choose QFI

QFI is  listed  on  the  Register  of  Apprenticeship  Assessment  Organisations  to  assess  this apprenticeship Standard. We  have  access  to  specialist,  occupationally  competent  independent assessors. We  will  work  with  you  to  ensure  that  the  end-point  assessment  runs  as  smoothly  as possible providing support for any staff involved in the process. Contact us now to discuss your requirements leadassessor@qfiepa.org