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Subject Area:

Site Carpentry




NVQ Level 3 in Site Carpentry

Course Start:

September (Exact dates TBC)

Course Length:

36 weeks


Free - check eligibility

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Course Details

The course is suitable for employed individuals who have already achieved Level 2 NVQ in Site Carpentry and are able to demonstrate that they are working at a Level 3 standard.

The course is made up of 7 mandatory units and 3 optional units listed below. The candidate must complete at least 2 of the optional units.

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 102 - Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace.
  • Unit 300 - Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace.
  • Unit 303 - Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace.
  • Unit 356 - Installing Bespoke First Fixing Components in the Workplace.
  • Unit 357 - Installing Bespoke Second Fixing Components in the Workplace.
  • Unit 502 - Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace.
  • Unit 716 - Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace.

Optional Units

  • Unit 236 - Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace.
  • Unit 314 - Erecting Roof Structure Carcassing Components in the Workplace.
  • Unit 353 - Maintaining Non-structural and structural Components in the Workplace.

Learning Methods

The course will follow the On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) Model.

There are three elements to this course:

  • Building a portfolio of evidence.
  • On site observations of the candidate.
  • Classroom sessions for group and one to one support.

Impact on Learners

  • Gain the skills required to work as a level 3 craft person, carrying out complex carpentry tasks on site.
  • Gain up to date skills and knowledge in level 3 site practices.
  • Gain knowledge in the planning and co-ordination of site-based activities.
  • Improved communication and team working skills.
  • Be able to make better informed decisions about carpentry requirements on site, improving both productivity and confidence
  • Gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed for progression in to supervisory and management roles.

Entry Requirements

The course is best suited for Level 2 NVQ qualified carpenters, looking to improve their skills and knowledge. A candidate must be carrying out complex joinery tasks on site, on a regular basis and they will need to be involved with the planning and organising of the work, to generate the evidence required to cover the set criteria for the qualification.

The course is fully funded for eligible individuals who are aged 19-23 years, UK residents who have lived in the country for the past 3 years, or those who have the right to work and study in the UK. Learners over 24 years of age, can also be funded via the Adult Education Budget.

Further Information

For further information on the course, please contact Michael Martin:

Contact Number: 0113 222 6043

For enquiries at Leeds College of Building, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Contact Number: 0113 222 6031

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