Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area


Start Date

September 2018


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds


City & Guilds

Course Level


Home / Course / Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to build on their level 2 qualification and work as a Carpenter or Joiner. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

What do you need to apply for the course?

Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers more advance concepts of site carpentry including:

  • General core units;

Unit 301/701 Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction


  • Occupation specific units;

Unit 306 Carry out first fix roofing and stairs

Unit 307 Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings

Unit 308 Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

  • Practical assessments
  • Online/paper-based testing of knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English are also integrated into the course Study programme

How you will learn

You will learn through a variety of methods including: classroom teaching / craft workshop activities / library and learning resource centre work / information technology activities / tutorials / directed work with other students/ directed study in the learning centre.

Where could this course take you?

Upon completion of the level 3 you could advance onto a BTEC or HNC with view to move forward on to a HND or you could apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

What costs will you incur?

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.

  • There is a fee of £20.00 to cover the cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use during practical sessions.
  • The course may also involve you in personal financial expenditure as follows:
  • Purchase stationery
  • Purchase of consumable materials