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Diploma, Level 3

Carpentry & Joinery (Site Carpentry)

This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction industry and have a career as a site carpenter

Carpenters work on both new build and renovation schemes, on projects ranging from house extensions to city centre commercial development. A carpenter works to build stud partitions, roof trusses; fits doors and windows; fits floorboards and stairs:

This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of site carpentry and to develop and practise the skills for employment and a career in this craft area.

Site Carpentry study programmes start with a level 1 certificate/level 1 diploma or level 2 diploma. Learners progress from this to level 2 or 3 either as a full-time learner or as part time as an apprentice.

A qualified site carpenter could earn from £18000 per year and experience has the potential to earn over £35000.

All study programmes cover health, safety, and principles of construction relevant to site carpentry, but further study will include

Principles of construction

How to construct frames

How to install skirting and architrave

How to construct a stud partition wall

How to construct a timber floor

How to hang a door

How to set up and use a range of hand and power tools

A number of our students gain employment and progress onto an Apprenticeship

Potential Careers

  • Site Carpentry
  • Foreman site carpentry
  • Self-employed site carpenter
  • Site manager

3 GCSE passes 9-4 to include Maths and English, with a level 2 qualification in Site Carpentry.

Theory subjects are assessed through examination. Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.