This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in either site carpentry including first and second fixing , those who are involved in shopfitting site work or those who carry out shopfitting bench work. The qualification is at level 3 although there may be some units at different levels. Level 3 qualifications are primarily aimed at those who are fully trained and experienced in a wide range of work activities, Level 3 candidates are often also involved in decision making, quality checks and work planning. It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities or use the same equipment and machinery so the qualification has been developed to make it as widely available as possible. In addtion to first and second fixing site carpenters must prove competence in the set up and use three of the following : saw (three from the following: circular, chop, mitre, bench, jig, reciprocating, alligator or scroll),drill, planer , biscuit joiner or disccutter and 2 of the following shaping machines : planer, sander (orbital, belt, disc, router or laminate trimmer . Candidates for this route must also prove competence in 2 or more of the following; erecting structural carcassing components, maintaining nonstructural or structural components and erecting complex roof structure carcassing components. Shopfitting site work includes shopfronts, frames, fittings, finishings and fixings. Candidates will also have to prove competence in the use of 6 of the following machines: circular saw,planer ,thicknesser ,bandsaw,morticer,tenoner,spindle moulder,drill,grinder or sander. Shopfitting benchwork candidates must manufacture both routine and bespoke products.
All work completed must be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations and Industry recognised safe working practices, including the disposal of waste.