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Construction Diploma: Site Carpentry (Level 3)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


35 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course aims to provide the advanced practical skills, together with the underpinning knowledge necessary, for employment as a site carpenter within the construction industry.

What will I learn?

The course comprises of general core units which relate to: Communication Organisation Developing supervisory/management skills Planning and programming work activities Workplace safety Sustainability Practical work will include: Carry out first fixing operations Carry out second fixing operations Erect complex structural carcassing components Maintenance Setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery

Entry Requirements

You should have already obtained the Site Carpentry Level 2 Construction Diploma before starting this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is based on continuous assessment of practical and theory tests. These assessments are scheduled at regular intervals over the year after the associated period of training has been completed. From time to time you may be given theory tasks to be completed as homework. In addition, following a period of absence, you will be expected to catch up with your theory work in your own time.

Additional Costs and Information

To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

Two-thirds of construction companies claim they struggled to hire a carpenter due to a shortage of skilled workers

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

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