Carpentry Level 3

This is a one-year programme of study for students who have successfully completed their carpentry level 2 qualification. The Carpentry Diploma Level 3 is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of people in their chosen craft, and promotes a greater understanding of general construction principals and practices. This qualification also contains an element of using basic wood machines.

The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. Assessment is based on the student showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of practical tasks and unit tests.

How Will I Be Assessed?

All the units of training must be completed by each student. All outcomes must be achieved during the training programme. Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning; these enable production of a portfolio of evidence.

You work towards passing end of unit tests, practical assessments set by the awarding body City & Guilds. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Carpentry Level 3 – Course Content

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Carry out First Fix Flooring and Roofing
  • Carry out Second Fixing Operations
  • Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work
  • Carry out First Fix Roofing and Stairs
  • Carry out Second Fixing Double Doors and Mouldings
  • Set up and use Fixed and Transportable Machinery
Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Level 2 and interview/progression board. Candidates must be deemed to have the potential and opportunity to successfully complete the Level 3 programme.

What Can I Do Next?
  • Employment opportunities as a site carpenter.
  • Diploma in site supervisory studies.
  • CIOB Certificate in Site Management.
Carpentry Level 3
LevelLevel 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
The College at Clacton
The College at Braintree
Start DateSeptember 2018
Fee(s)16-18: Free
19+: £1,840


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