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The Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is ideal if you've completed the Level 2 programme or worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

The Level 3 Site Carpentry Diploma pathway allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

It covers the following skills:

  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing;
  • Carry out second fixing operations;
  • Carry out first fix roofing and stairs;
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings;
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

The Level 3 Bench Joinery Diploma pathway allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bench Joinery.

It covers the following skills:

  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery;
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames;
  • Manufacture stairs with turns.

The course is delivered both practically and theoretically with practical/theory elements assessed by our highly qualified assessors. A multiple choice examination will also be sat to ascertain the candidates knowledge of the “principles of planning and pricing construction works” relevant to the building industry.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery or a related subject.

Where will it take me?

Following completion of the course you may wish to seek employment as a Carpenter & Joiner. This qualification will enable progression to:

• NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations; • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas or:

HNC/HND: • Construction and the Built Environment; • Construction; • Construction Management.

or full time employment.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as:

  • Observation of tasks or activities;
  • Examination of work products produced by learners;
  • ‘Question and answer’ end knowledge theory tests covering specific aspects of the knowledge and understanding of Carpentry & Joinery and its processes;
  • Online examination.

    All of these assessment methods will build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your subject competence.

Where and When

Carpentry & Joinery Level 3 Diploma C & G (Qcf)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J621C3F-19 Full Time 02/09/2019 £3,345 £0 £3,345 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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