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Carpentry and Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and earn at the same time. If you know that you want to progress within the carpentry and joinery trade then an Apprenticeship can give you access to a professional working environment with experienced tradespeople, during which time you will be supported by both your employer and a team of professional assessors from New College Nottingham. 

Course content

This course consists of the following:  

  • Wood Occupations CITB/City & Guilds NVQ Level 3
  • Technical Certificate in Bench Joinery & Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2
  • Key Skills - Communications Level 2 (unless exempt)
  • Key Skills - Application of Number Level 2 (unless exempt)
  • Health & Safety
  • Employment Responsibilities & Rights

At Level 3, apprentices will become qualified in performing a range of advanced carpentry and joinery techniques, again specialising in site carpentry, bench joinery or shopfitting joinery. You will:

- Manufacture doors and frames
- Manufacture stairs with turns
- Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery 
- Manufacture a range of internal and external joinery products

Plus, apprentices will cover health and safety in the workplace, moving and handling resources in the workplace, and efficient working practices, on top of a range of key skills such as communications and team working.

Entry requirements


  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years

There are no formal entry requirements for any level, however the employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role. 

Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. 
This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training. 


Practical and theory work are continually assessed throughout the qualification by the tutor at college and the workplace.  
You will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence generated in the work place to meet the criteria of requirements set for each individual mandatory and optional unit of the qualification.

Future opportunities

Following on from a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery you may decide to pursue degree level study in construction, site management, Civil Engineering or another construction industry-related specialist area. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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