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Site Carpentry Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 – C0350

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Course Overview

This course is designed to offer progression from the level 2 diploma in site carpentry/Technical certificate in site carpentry. The site carpentry advanced technical diploma level 3 is for students who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the construction industry. Students undertaking the site carpentry course will explore a wide range of carpentry techniques that includes constructing cut roofing, fitting doors and windows and fixing stairs with turns. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified tool kit. Technical drawing equipment and stationery are also necessary.

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

This is an Advanced Technical Diploma. Students on the site carpentry advanced technical diploma level 3 course will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include: Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work; constructing cut roofing; fitting doors and windows and their furnishings; fixing stairs with turns; principles of maintenance and repair; set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. GCSEs in both English and maths at 4 (grade C) or above plus two other GCSEs, are required, one of which must be a technology/design-based subject. You will need to have successfully completed an appropriate level 2 Site Carpentry programme.

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications but must have previously successfully completed a level 2 Site Carpentry programme.

How you will be assessed

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following City Guilds assessments:
one externally set, externally moderated assignment (practical assessment)
one externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions

There is also an employer involvement element to this qualification that is required in order to achieve the Advanced Technical Diploma.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £3345.00

Additional Costs

Students will need to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plus an identified tool kit. Approximate combined cost of £125. Previous Leicester College students may only require a top-up tool kit at a reduced cost. You will also require stationery. There is a materials fee applicable to this course.There may be an additional examination registration fee of approximately £155.00 if applicable. Re-sits for applicable examinations are chargeable.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

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Course and Career progression

This qualification helps prepare you for work in the construction industry specialising in the carpentry work area, with a specific focus on wood occupations, undertaking the Level 3 NVQ in wood occupations or potential employment as an advanced apprentice or as a site carpenter. You can also apply for the technical and professional qualification at level 3, the construction and the built environment diploma.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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