Carpentry & Joinery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

29011W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 06/09/2021
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you are interested in the construction industry, an exciting and rewarding career in joinery may be just for you. You will gain the skills to become sought after craftspeople with excellent employment prospects. Hands-on experience, under the supervision of industry and education professionals, will equip you with the skills to succeed.

What will I study?

This one year full time qualification covers a wide range of knowledge and skills required for working as an advanced craft site carpenter. You will learn about the industry, including the principles of constructing buildings, and the types of information used in building design and construction. You will learn about health, safety and environmental issues faced on construction sites, and how to communicate with others on the job, including supervisory skills such as planning, organising and pricing work. You will also learn practical skills specific to site carpentry. You will take six compulsory units in: Principles of organising, planning and pricing of construction work, Constructing cut roofing, Fitting doors, windows and their finishings, Fixing stairs with turns, Principles of maintenance and repair, Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

What qualifications do I need?

Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C / 4.

What can I progress onto?

This can lead to higher education or a role within the construction industry. The course is also a large component of the higher apprenticeship in this field of study. Experienced Joiners can expect to earn over 30K a year.

Other Information

You will need a basic kit, overalls and safety boots. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more: bus pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£3215.00 Yes

Exam Fee


Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.


Building and Construction Mechanical Mathematics Production and Processing Engineering and Technology Design Public Safety and Security Law and Government


Speaking Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Learning Learning Strategies Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension
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