Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will appeal to you if you wish to follow a career in wood occupations such as site carpentry or bench joinery. You will be taught in dedicated wood occupations workshops that are well-equipped with a range of carpentry tools. Classrooms and computer facilities enhance the workshops and provide a link between practical and knowledge aspects of the course.

Units may include:

  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out first fix roofing and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames
  • Manufacture stairs with turns

Assessment Methods

Practical coursework will be marked through set practical tasks and a synoptic test piece. Underpinning knowledge is assessed through internally set test papers and an online exam.

Progression Options

You could progress on to an Apprenticeship in either site or bench joinery if suitable employment is secured.

Course Summary

Course Title Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range including English, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification such as the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment to determine the appropriate level of study and a successful interview.

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I was really interested in the College because it has a good selection of tools and machinery, great tutors and I liked the workshops. It also offers courses from Level 1 to 3 in furniture making and design, which meant I could start at Level 1 and build my skills, plus I study maths alongside my course.

Felix Spence

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