Course Code
16103 18
Course Title
Level 3
1 year
Entry Requirements
Interview and references. Candidates must have completed a full Level 2 in a similar subject or be working in the Construction industry as a Carpenter/Joiner. You will need to have a minimum GCSE Grade C in Maths and English
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

Interview and references

Candidates must have completed a full Level 2 in a similar subject or be working in the Construction industry as a Carpenter/Joiner.

You will need to have a minimum GCSE Grade C in Maths and English

Course Description

Health and safety in industry. Using your hand skills gained from level 3. Confidence in your abilities. How to produce a structural traditional hipped roof and Dorma window. Setting out foundations. Measuring marking and making a former for arches. Machine training.

This will be achieved in theory lessons, in group practical and individual practical.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people who have had experience/ Level 2 in the Carpentry industry, and would like to learn the Advanced Hand skills and Theory behind the industry.

Course content

This course prepares you with skills and knowledge in a variety of topics that will prepare you for the next level of education in Carpentry. You will need to be prepared to attend college 3 days per week.

Examples of units you will study are:

  • Health and Safety and welfare in the Construction and Associated Industries
  • Analysing Information, Quantities and Communication with others
  • Analysing the Construction Industry and Built Environment
  • Carry Out First Fixing Operations
  • Carry Out Second Fixing Operations
  • Set Up and Operate Cutting and Shaping Machinery
  • Erect Complex Structural Carcassing Components
  • Install and Maintenance to Non-Structural and Structural Components

Carry Out Maintenance to Non-Structural Carpentry You will study approximately 8 units This year and will have the opportunity to upgrade Maths, English GCSE subjects.

Development of Maths and English

Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.

At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

Your study programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Industry based professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level.

Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

What course can I do next?

You can progress into employment in the Carpentry Industry or apply to study for a higher qualification such as the Higher National Certificate in Construction

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

How do I join the course?

Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.

Course Fees

If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that youÂ’re in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!

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