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Site Carpentry Level 3 Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

This programme is designed for students who have previously achieved a Level 2 qualification in carpentry and joinery and wish to progress onto the next stage.

Course content

The programme covers all aspects of carpentry and joinery with an emphasis on organisation, administration and supervising projects.

The use of woodworking machines is also a significant aspect of this programme and students who have achieved Level 2 will enhance their overall skills and boost their opportunities within the trade.

Candidates will also work towards the Level 1 Award in Building Crafts, Fixtures and Fittings. This qualification makes students more employable and can often fill a skills gap as it includes areas such as how to plumb a sink and how to hang blinds/curtain poles - things which are not traditionally taught on the mainstream qualifications.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery at a good level. Candidates must pass an entrance test and an interview. A good level of literacy and numeracy is also essential.


You will need to undertake end-of-unit tests throughout the year, as well as a final practical test that requires you to prove your competence across a range of skills. An end-of-unit online test will also need to be passed.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve the Level 3 Diploma will have an opportunity to progress onto a variety of technician level programmes. Alternatively you can progress to an NVQ in Carpentry and Joinery.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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