Diploma Level 3 in Wood Occupations (Carpentry/Joinery)

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About the course

The course allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry and joinery.

It covers the following specialist areas:

  • Site carpentry
  • Architectural joinery
  • Wheelwrighting
  • Shopfitting bench work

Mandatory units could include: Health and Safety in the workplace, developing and maintaining working relationships, setting up and using a machinery, first/second fix components.

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a Carpentry/Joinery role. This is suitable for all those who wish to work or are working in the carpentry sector

The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a Carpenter/Joiner

Benefits of Course
A nationally recognised qualification through a well known awarding body. Gain additional advanced skills and be able to access a higher level of training.

Entry Requirements
As a guide learners should ideally be working at GCSE  in Maths and English grades A-D or at level 2. All learners must undertake an Initial assessment as part of the interview process and will have already achieved at least a level 2 CITB course. To complete the full qualification it is necessary to achieve 90% attendance.

38 Weeks, 12hrs/week

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities in the Construction Trade as a Carpenter/Joiner


Costs and Payment Terms
All learners pay a none refundable administration fee of £10 regardless of status. The course fee is £4,950.00 or if aged 19 or over then free through ‘Advanced Learning Loan’ (we help you with this) this loan is not repayable until in employment  and earning £21k or more and then at payments of £9.00 per month.

Fee Waiver
Tuition is free* for learners aged 16-18 and for adults in receipt of eligible means tested benefits, provided that the satisfactory documentary evidence is provided from the job centre, dated one month within the enrolment date, except for the £10 administration charge.

If you are looking to enrol on a level 3 course and you possess less than 5 GCSE grades (A-C) and hold no other full level 3 qualification, you may be entitled to full fee remission. For those not eligible for free tuition (details upon request) our fees are very competitive and we offer a flexible instalment plan.

Assessment and Achievement
A variety of methods will be used, which may include multiple choice tests, and your building a portfolio of coursework. All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification.

Other Information
Additional Learning Support may be available to assist learners in achieving their learning goals. You may be eligible to access learner support fund, please contact administration team for further information.


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Nottingham Campus

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