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Site Carpentry Level 3 at Gateshead College

Course description

This programme builds on your Level 2 qualification in Site Carpentry and develops your management potential within the industry.

Course content

  • Analyse technical information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Analyse the construction industry and built environment.
  • Carry out first fixing operation.
  • Carry out second fixing operations.
  • Erect complex structural carcassing components.
  • understand Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries.
  • Install and maintain non-structural and structural components.
  • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery.


Entry requirements

  • A vocationally revelevant Level 2 programme with GCSE English and maths at grade C or better
  • In addition to the entry requirements it is essential that you have evidence of either relevant employment or work experience in the business sector, which may include voluntary work.

Future opportunities

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016

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    • This 3000 square metre facility is home to all our construction trade courses such as plumbing, electrical installation, painting & decorating and plastering with dedicated areas for each trade as well as a modern café.

      The facility ensures students and construction industry employers can further benefit from the college's experience in delivering specialist training in green and renewable energy technologies.

      These include solar photovoltaic, solar heating, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power training - all designed to enable the wider construction industry to gain new skills to remain competitive.