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Site Carpentry Advanced Technical Diploma - Level 3

Overview

This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as an advanced craft site carpenter. It will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training in site carpentry.

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Entry requirements

  • Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 
  • A relevant Level 2 NVQ diploma

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1579A1084FREEFREE* to £3345.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical tests
  • External core knowledge test.

What does the course lead to?

Upon successful completion you could gain employment in the construction industry.

What will I study?

This one year full time qualification covers a wide range of knowledge and skills required for working as an advanced craft site carpenter. You will learn about the industry, including the principles of constructing buildings, and the types of information used in building design and construction. You will learn about health, safety and environmental issues faced on construction sites, and how to communicate with others on the job, including supervisory skills such as planning, organising and pricing work. You will also learn practical skills specific to site carpentry.

You will take six compulsory units in:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing of construction work.
  • Constructing cut roofing.
  • Fitting doors, windows and their finishings.
  • Fixing stairs with turns.
  • Principles of maintenance and repair.
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • University-level qualification in a related subject

How do I apply?

Apply online

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