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Carpentry Joinery L3

Carpentry & Joinery, Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


This course is divided into two routes from which a student will choose to specialise in one. The two options are Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery.

The specialist Site Carpentry pathway will cover the following skills:

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
The specialist Bench Joinery pathway will cover:

Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
Manufacture shaped doors and frames
Manufacture stairs with turns
Good English and maths skills are essential for most jobs and courses you will progress onto. The Government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills and your course programme will reflect this key aim. Depending on your grades when you start your course, you could either study Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside the other parts of your course programme. Please check our English and Maths page for further information.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 2 with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader.


Assessment takes a variety of forms including multiple choice tests and practical assignments.


After the successful completion of the course you could progress onto employment or an apprenticeship to study towards an NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations.

Career Progression

In the East of England, the construction industry is predicted to grow by 14% offering a good range of opportunities across the whole industry. For further information on the job role and industry please check bConstructive National Careers Service: Job profile Carpenter and Bench Joinery.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. You will need to provide their own overalls, protective footwear and stationary. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. . Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop .