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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3 at Sandwell College

Course description

This one-year course is for people who want to apply confidently for supervisory roles and learn the wider aspects of the Construction industry, such as sustainability, sourcing and managing large projects.

Course content

The course comprises general core units in Communication, Organisation, Developing Supervisory/Management Skills, Planning and Programming Work Activities, Workplace Safety, Sustainability, Construction Industry Regulations, Safe Working Practices and the opportunity to achieve the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme. Occupational specific units cover the range of Site Carpentry disciplines, including complex roofing.

From time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt in the workshops are then applied to real working situations to enable these projects to be completed. Students are expected to take an active part in this process if required.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 NVQ or Diploma. You will also be required to attend an interview.


Assessment is practical and theoretical. Each practical unit will be internally assessed as part of the workshop programme.

Each knowledge unit is set externally and assessed internally.
You will be required to pass an online knowledge exam covering the core units and occupational units.

You will also need to successfully complete a practical assignment set by the Construction Awards Alliance (CAA) and controlled by the internal assessor to gain the diploma qualification.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma can lead to supervisory and site management roles in the construction industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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