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Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3 at Isle of Wight College

Course description

This course is for anyone seeking employment in the field of Carpentry and Joinery. You must choose a pathway: Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. The course includes both theory and practical skills which are put into practice in the workplace. The Advanced Apprenticeship requires more academic work to be completed alongside assessments which will require a higher level of competency and evidence compared to the Intermediate apprenticeship.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is usually undertaken by learners who have had some industry experience or who have previously competed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or Level 2 NVQ qualification.

Course content

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework in Wood Occupations will give you the skills and knowledge that you will need to build a career within Carpentry and Joinery.

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework includes the following :

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations: Site Carpentry / Bench Joinery
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Numeracy and Literacy and IT
  • ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities)
  • PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)

Entry requirements

C and above in Maths and English or equivalent or ability to gain Level 2 Functional Skills.


You will attend The Isle of Wight College on a day release one day per week for the underpinning knowledge and some practical input. You will also be assessed and reviewed approx every 4-6 weeks in the workplace by a member of our team.

Future opportunities

Once you complete this qualification you may be able to progress into full time employment.

Many employers will tend to keep their Apprentices on after they complete their Apprenticeship but permanent employment is not guaranteed after learners complete their apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2016
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