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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Master your skills and experience in site carpentry through practical tasks to match real industry scenarios. You will gain hands-on, transferable experience through studying a range of units such as: carrying out first fixing operations, carrying out second fixing operations, erecting complex structural carcassing components, installing and maintaining non-structural and structural components, and setting up and operating cutting and shaping machinery.


What Does The Programme Include

You will complete work books and assignments using online resources. At level 3 you will be expected to demonstrate independent learning to prepare you for employment and continued professional development. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects.

Entry Requirements

A Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2, or equivalent qualification, or relevant industry experience.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Each unit has a multiple choice core test, as well a practical synoptic test in the workshop. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice to enable you to be successful in the actual assessments.

Additional Information

You will require a uniform consisting of black full length work trousers, black polo shirts, black sweatshirts and safety footwear for the workshop, which can be purchased on our website, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop. You will also need course specific text books and stationery. You will be sent a full list of materials and equipment prior to enrolment.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to Construction and Engineering degrees at university. You could also progress to job roles such as an Apprentice Site Carpenter or Bench Joiner, Timber Salesman, or Machinist.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Analysing the construction industry and built environment
  • Carry out first fixing operations
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Erect complex structural carcassing components
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Install and maintain non-structural and structural componenta
  • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery


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