Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3

Subject Area Carpentry
Course Type 16-18, Adult Learning, College
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2021
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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3

If you want to excel and make it to the top of the carpentry trade, then this is the course for you. It will give you all of the technical skills you need to be a successful carpenter or joiner, as well as the wider knowledge you need to work in more senior construction roles.

This qualification is a natural progression from the Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma, and will further develop your skills and knowledge so that you can work at an advanced level in the construction industry. You will also be prepared for higher-level qualifications that could enable you to qualify as a team leader or a manager within the construction industry. This is still a practical course, though. You’ll be training in our specialist workshops, using industry-standard tools and getting experience with the most advanced techniques in the carpentry trade.

Assessment for this course is by practical assignment and multiple-choice tests, and upon completion you could progress into employment or consider applying for the foundation degree in Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment at University Centre South Devon.

Carpentry student at Newton Abbot Campus.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 1
  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
  • You must have completed an appropriate vocational qualification at Level 2
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Installing and maintaining nonstructural and structural components

  • Erecting complex structural carcassing components

  • Setting up and operating cutting and shaping machinery

  • Analysing the construction industry and built environment

  • Technical information, quantities and communication with others

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


"The College and my tutors have provided me with skills that I need to go forward with my business, and is really encouraging in putting skills into practice on a regular basis. Having a network of other talented students is really beneficial for me to build working relationships with and collaborate on projects I am working on at the moment."Jake Raine-Harries

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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