Explore advanced skills and techniques, and prepare for a career in the building industry.


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Ben Perrin

“This was the best study option for me. Having a couple of great tutors working alongside us is definitely one of the biggest positives.”

Meet our students Jack Ward

Jack Ward

“The atmosphere at the open evening was inviting. The teachers have been the best help in aiding us to learn and I have enjoyed seeing how far I’ve come over the year.”

  • Description

    The Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction) qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Site Carpentry in the construction industry or progress to further training.

    Topics include:

    • Health, safety and welfare
    • Technical information, quantities and communication
    • Construction industry and built environment
    • First fixing operations
    • Second fixing operations
    • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery
    • Erect complex structural carcassing components
    • Maintain non-structural and structural components
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including maths and English or Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Carpentry are recommended for this programme. Individuals without level 2 English and maths may need to take additional English and maths alongside their main qualification.

    Students benefit from having completed the Level 2 Carpentry course. a natural ability to work with their hands and the ability to use their own initiative.

  • Qualification

    Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction) Level 3

  • Progression

    Apprenticeship, higher education or employment in a related trade.

  • Assessment

    The assessment requirements set for this qualification are multiple choice knowledge tests and practical assignments. All units in this qualification are mandatory and learners must attain at least a pass in each unit in order to achieve the overall qualification. Achievement of this qualification will be assessed via a combination of knowledge testing and practical assessments that can be combined for synoptic delivery.

  • Home Study

    You will be required to undertake some self-study in your own time of around 2-3 hours per week.

  • Work Placement

    A work placement will be organised and undertaken as part of the Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry.

Code Start Fees*
CARPL3 212201 September 2021 Fee Information

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.