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Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and NVQ in Wood Occupations

Programme Description



This course is for candidates who work or want to work as a Site Carpenter or Bench Joiner in the construction sector. The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to carry out first fix flooring and roofing work, in accordance with the current health and safety and Building Regulations in both new building projects and refurbishment works. The knowledge acquired by the learner will enable them to complete complex carpentry activities; it will provide knowledge of the associated components and materials and their uses in carpentry and joinery.

The skills developed by the learner will include:

  • The use of woodworking hand tools and powered hand tools and there associated practical uses in internal finishes and complex roofing tasks.
  • The Bench joinery element will consist of complex curved joinery tasks

Programme Features



This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft.

It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual.

The course is delivered by qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities.


Progression & Employment



Progression avenues for learners who complete the Level 3 in Site Carpentry qualification include: 

  • Becoming an employed carpenter within a local construction company
  • Becoming self-employed after completing a few years’ experience
  • Continue the learning journey by Enrolling onto a Level 4 Supervisory qualification at Coleg Ceredigion

Programme Assessment



A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests.


Programme Entry Requirements



Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, or previous experience carrying our carpentry activities equivalent to a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery programme and a successful interview.


Additional Costs



All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationary, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits