Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Course Code: P222600

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


For students who have previously achieved a Level 2 qualification in carpentry and who wish to progress to the next level.

Units include:

  • first fix flooring and roofing
  • second fixing operations
  • first fix roofing and stairs
  • second fixing double doors and mouldings
  • setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery.

You will complete a minimum of 30 hours of on-the-job experience within the industry and have the opportunity to work on many live projects in the community. In recent years, carpentry students helped to convert a double-decker bus into a much-needed shelter for local homeless people. You will also benefit from site visits, industry talks and demonstrations from experts.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, plus a Level 2 Standard/NVQ (apprentice qualified).

Learning and assessment will combine both theory and practical sessions. You will also complete two online exams. You will log your learning journey in a diploma portfolio folder. All elements must be completed to successfully achieve the diploma.

Attendance is one day a week. Typical hours would be 9am-4.30pm. A high level of attendance is necessary in order to successfully achieve the qualification.

You can enter or progress in the workplace.

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