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Carpentry Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This is a one year programme of study for students who have successfully completed their carpentry level 2 qualification. The Carpentry Diploma Level 3 is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of people in their chosen craft, and promotes a greater understanding of general construction principals and practices. This qualification also contains an element of using basic wood machines.

The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. Assessment is based on the student showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of practical tasks and unit tests.

All the units of training must be completed by each student. All outcomes must be achieved during the training programme. Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning; these enable production of a portfolio of evidence.

You work towards passing end of unit tests, practical assessments set by the awarding body City & Guilds. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Carry out First Fix Flooring and Roofing
  • Carry out Second Fixing Operations
  • Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work
  • Carry out First Fix Roofing and Stairs
  • Carry out Second Fixing Double Doors and Mouldings
  • Set up and use Fixed and Transportable Machinery

Entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Level 2 and interview/progression board. Candidates must be deemed to have the potential and opportunity to successfully complete the level 3 programme.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities as a site carpenter.

Diploma in site supervisory studies. CIOB Certificate in Site Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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