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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

The wood occupations apprenticeship is for people who want to become fully qualified in site carpentry or bench joinery, while laying the foundation for a successful career in the construction or wood related industries. Site carpenters and bench joiners work with wood to create a variety of items e.g. timber framing for houses, doors, windows and kitchen units.

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification while staying in your current job and earning money. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and no debts to pay! This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship.

Over 90% of our construction apprentices are offered permanent positions by their employers once they have completed their apprenticeship.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you are qualified to work as a site carpenter or bench joiner and in the future may progress to the level of a supervisor or manager. If you work for a large company, you may work as a planner and estimator, designer, production controller or specialist craftsperson. Alternatively, you could start your own business or teach wood occupations.

In the future, you may be interested in continuing your apprenticeship studies through Cornwall College Business and enrol in the team leading, people management, level 4 site supervision, wood machining or furniture making apprenticeship. The full time BTEC Diploma in Construction and Built Environment or the FdSc Sustainable Construction may interest to you, both are offered at Cornwall College.

Course content

You will attend lectures at the Camborne campus 1 or 2 days per week for 1 year, while the remainder of the week is spent in the workplace.

 

During this apprenticeship you will learn the complex aspects of site work or bench joinery.  The site carpentry course covers complex roofing, geometry and site operations; while the bench joinery course covers complex curved work.

 

You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.

 

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualifications:

 


  • NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery

Entry requirements

To enrol in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C and be employed within a suitable position.

 

You must have completed the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship or have the relevant experience.

 

If you are interested in this apprenticeship and do not have the required GCSEs or an employer, speak to one of our Cornwall College Business Liaison Officers on 0800 731 7594.

Future opportunities

With a Level 3 Diploma, you are a qualified site carpenter or bench joiner.

 

If you work for a large company, you may work as a planner and estimator, designer, production controller or specialist craftsperson. Alternatively, you could start your own business or teach wood occupations.

 

In the future, you may be interested in continuing your apprenticeship studies through Cornwall College Business and enrol in the team leading, people management, level 4 site supervision, wood machining or furniture making apprenticeship.

 

The full time BTEC Diploma in Construction and Built Environment or the FdSc Sustainable Construction course may interest to you, both are offered at Cornwall College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 Year

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