Carpentry Diploma 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.

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.

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If you are 19 or over on the day your course starts, and your course is an approved qualification at level 3 or above, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition.

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  • Further Education
  • Full-Time
  • Colchester
  • Braintree
  • Clacton

One Year

Start Date September 2017
Course Fees

16 – 18: Free
19+: £1,840

19+ Loan Available
Fee Exemptions Apply
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Status Full Level 3


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