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Carpentry Level 3 Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

The Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of students who have been successful at L2, enabling them to work to an advanced level in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.


Subject areas covered in this course include: Building methods and construction technology, Erecting complex structural carcassing components, Maintaining non-structural and structural components, Setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery, Constructing a traditional hipped roof with dormer.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assessment includes coursework, oral examination, practical and written examinations.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Building Studies or an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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