Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry


This is a one year full-time course building on the underpinning knowledge and skills developed at Level 2. It covers more complex carpentry activities such as fitting double doors, cut roof construction and operating fixed plant machinery.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn about building methods and construction technology, complex structural carcassing, transportable machinery, quantities & communication & information, safe working practices, maintaining structural & non structural components.

You will be required to undertake 40 hours of work experience in a trade related placement.

Am I right for the course?

You must display a capability of being able to work under own initiative and be able to take responsibility as there is expectations in self reflection of prior learning to support the programme.

Successful completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or L2 Bench Joinery.

There are four knowledge units and five practical assessments.

It is a necessary for learners to achieve a minimum of 95% attendance in order to pass with awarding body points scheme (QCF credits) in place to ensure progress. You will also study Maths and English at the appropriate level for you.

You will be taught by teachers with a range of experience in both site carpentry and bench joinery. All tutors are qualified carpenters from industry and have a varied range of skills in relation to carpentry & joinery. The tutors are supported by technicians with relevant qualifications and industrial experience.

What Next?

On completion of the level 3 Site Carpentry you could progress onto Level 3 / 4 Construction Management course. You could enter employment in a supervisory role or move onto an Apprenticeship.

Many carpenters and joiners are self-employed. You could also find work with large construction companies, local authorities, shopfitting firms, or in set-building for theatre and television.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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