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Wood Occupations Advanced Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

This course meets the needs of learners who have secured an advanced apprenticeship position in wood trades. It enables you to learn, develop and practise more advanced skills in site carpentry or bench joinery and to work towards the related Diploma in Wood Occupations.

Course content

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Wood Occupations (Level 3) Site Carpentry
  • NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Level 3) Site Carpentry 
An alternative pathway on this apprenticeship is:
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Wood Occupations (Level 2) Bench Joinery
  • NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Level 2) Bench Joinery

Entry requirements

You will complete College-based practical and theory assessments as you work towards an Advanced City & Guilds Diploma in Wood Occupations. You will also build an NVQ Level 3 portfolio of evidence on your site-based experience.


Assessment is through observation of practical work and additional on-site assessments are required to complete the NVQ Level 3. You may be required to undertake real trade projects on which you will also be assessed.

Maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlledassessment or final exam.

You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you on site and discussyour progress with you and your employer.

Financial information

You will need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment.

Future opportunities

Further Study
You can progress to a range of Professional Construction courses.

You can advance your career in a range of construction
management roles.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016