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Site Carpentry Level 3 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

Timber is an essential part of just about every structure and it’s the carpenter’s job to prepare it and put it into place. Qualified tradespeople are always in demand, whether it’s repairing structures or building brand new ones. It’s a rewarding career for practical people with expert skills.

Following technical drawings and plans requires an eye for detail, with maths skills essential for measuring lengths and angles. Not forgetting creativity and a strong sense of professional pride.

Course content

This course develops the skills needed to become a professional carpenter. You’ll develop a wider understanding of the construction industry and explore sustainability and the environmental impact of the construction industry.

Course subjects include:

  • Analysing technical information, quantities and communication

  • Erecting complex structural carcassing components

  • Analysing the construction

industry and built environment You’ll develop practical English and maths skills and take part in GAP work experiences to give you the skills employers are looking for.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Level 2 diploma in site carpentry, plus interview.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion you can start work straight away or progress your studies to a higher technical level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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      There are also more options than ever before – get all the certification you need to be site ready and mix and match your skills to open up new job opportunities.