Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Taunton Centre

Who is the course for?

The Level 3 focuses on helping you develop the practical skills needed for your chosen career.  You will be taught and set practical tasks that require the production of complex carpentry and joinery projects.

What does the course involve?

 The Site Carpentry route includes:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings
  • Carry out first fixing for floor and complex roofs
  • Advanced second fixing
  • Operate fixed and transportable machinery
  • Health, safety and welfare

The Bench Joinery route includes:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Manufacture stairs with turns
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames
  • Operate fixed and transportable machinery
  • Health, safety and welfare

Entry Requirements

Entrants to this course will normally have undertaken the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Acceptance is via interview and prior experience will be taken into consideration.

What are the assessment methods?

Your carpentry and joinery knowledge and skills will be assessed in a range of ways, including:

  • Observation of your practical work
  • End of unit practical tests (marked against industry standards)
  • Production of a portfolio of your knowledge and practical work
  • Multiple-choice end of unit knowledge tests
  • Practical and knowledge workbooks

What are the progression options?

You could gain employment or progress to a higher level construction course. The College has a range of design, supervisory and management construction courses up to Level 7, including National Diplomas, HNCs and civil engineering qualifications.

Destinations

Complete this course and you will be well placed for a job with a construction company, or set up as a self-employed tradesperson.

Further Information