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Site Carpentry Advanced (Level 3)

This Advanced study programme will provide you with the skills and experience you need to carry out a wide range of carpentry work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. The course will help widen your understanding of the industry in which you work, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills 

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Health & Safety
    • Analysing Technical Information
    • Analysing Construction Technology
    • You will also cover a range of topics including: 
      • Carrying out first fixing operations
      • Carrying out second fixing operations
      • Carrying out structural carcassing operations
      • Setting up and operating cutting and shaping machinery
      • Erecting complex structural carcassing components
      • Installing and maintaining non-structural and structural components
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills


Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed as the study programme progresses, with your skills and knowledge being measured against set standards as the units of training are completed. There will also be a practical exam and a series of unit tests.

Qualifications

Site Carpentry Cskills Level 3 Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills
Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you could progress onto the Construction BTEC National Diploma. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a site carpentry apprentice in a wide range of organisations, such as construction companies, local authorities, public organisations or shop fitting companies. You could also convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 3 with Bedford College by collecting work-based evidence.

Additional information

Students who are motivated and committed can advance at a faster rate.

In order to take part in this course, you will be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £20 for a course textbook to aid your studies.  You will also need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your course.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 10/09/2018 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street C460

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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