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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

On this course you’ll learn advanced carpentry or joinery operations, complex site setting out and assembly, as well as site supervision.

Great carpenters are singled out because of their great handiwork. Your passion for carpentry becomes obvious through your woodwork.

To pass this course you must combine your learning with a real job.

The Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery Level 3 course is an apprenticeship opportunity.

Course content

On the course you’ll learn

  • advanced carpentry or joinery operations
  • complex site setting out and assembly
  • site supervision.

This supervisory level is vital to the smooth running of any construction site so if you think you have a flair to not only progress your skills but also supervise other people then this is a fantastic course for you.

As with the level 2 course you will be assessed on an ongoing basis on both practical skills and theoretical understanding and your advancement of both communication and numeracy skills which are important aspects of the job.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 4-5 GCSE's at A* to C Grade including English, Maths and Science, or completed the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry with functional skills.


As part of the course, Gloucestershire College’s experienced tutors will assess your practical skills in College and at work as well as your knowledge and understanding.

Future opportunities

Completing this course will allow you to continue in the workplace and possibly in a more senior role or carry on with your studies. After the level 3 you can apply to take the National Certificate or Diploma in Construction.

Alternatively if you can see yourself as a supervisor on site, you can enrol onto the Level 3 Site Supervisory Course, which is approved by the CIOB.

Further information

You will need to wear suitable protective clothing and steel toe capped shoes or boots whenever you are in the college’s construction department or in your workplace.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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