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Site Carpentry Level Three Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed as site joiners. The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units.

If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

Course content

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • First and second fixing operations
  • Erecting complex structural carcasing components
  • Maintaining non-structural and structural components
  • Setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A* to C 
  • Level Two NVQ in Wood Occupation or equivalent qualifications
  • Satisfactory record of achievement/references
  • Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course


Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the eight units.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto the Level Four Higher National Certificate in Construction. This qualification is an advanced level qualification that covers complex practical activities and would be attractive to employers in industry or in a related trade. Studying at this level may also be attractive to employers outside of the construction industry, demonstrating sound problem-solving skills and academic ability.

You could also progresss onto courses such as Level Two Intermediate or Level Three Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or go into employment in the industry. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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