Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Carpentry & Joinery




Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 3 - 12 to 15 months


North Street Campus


Funding band - £9,000
Non-levy payers will contribute 5%
Employers pay the course cost

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Course overview

This Level 3 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship course is structured to meet the mandatory 20% ‘off the job training’ that all apprentices are required to complete.

The apprentice must achieve both Maths & English at Level 2 (or equivalent) and an NVQ at Level 3 to allow them to proceed to the end point assessment.

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

Skills include:

  • Effective communication
  • Team work
  • Independent working
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

What would apprentices learn at College?

On completion of this apprenticeship, level 3 site carpenters will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the technical principles of advanced site carpentry, such as effective and appropriate installation practices
  • Be able to apply this knowledge in preparing and fixing complex, non-standard timber based products and components, such as erecting inclined roofs, making, assembling and erecting complex roof structures, including hip and dormer cut roofs, maintaining and repairing non-standard joinery products
  • Understand how to carry out advanced calculations and work out cutting angles for complex carpentry work such as using a roofing square to calculate roof spar lengths and using a sliding bevel to mark out splayed joints
  • Understand how to form complex joints associated with advanced site carpentry work, such as splayed and plumb

Entry requirements

To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be employed and have successfully completed the Level 2 Bench Joinery Apprenticeship.

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 3 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship please get in touch with the Apprenticeship Team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).


0113 222 6023


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