Level 3 Site Carpentry

Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.

This will introduce you to the wider construction industry and offers a broader context to the trade you are studying. Assignment work will be involved in this category using Virtual Learning Environment. (VLE)

Constructing cut roofing.

You will learn how to cut, erect and fix traditional roofing components safely using traditional methods, ensuring that all work undertaken complies with current building regulations.

Fitting doors, windows and their finishing’s.

This category will provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out the installation of complex non-standard doors, window frames and hatch linings in accordance with the current Health and Safety and Building Regulations.

Fixing stairs with turns.

Constructing intermediate landings and fixing stairs with turns ensuring that all work undertaken complies with the current building regulations.

Principles of maintenance and repair.

Carrying out maintenance and repair of structural and non-structural carpentry and joinery in accordance with the current Health and Safety legislation and Building Regulations.

Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

This unit provides you with the knowledge required to inspect, carry out basic maintenance, set up and use sawing, planning and mortice machines safely.
Here at Tameside College we pride ourselves in giving the learner a positive learning experience. Assignment will be part of the course both in classroom and VLE. We have invested heavily in all the up to date Machinery in order to carry any given task, with Festool being our latest acquisition. We are in the process of building a new centre for construction along with innovative workshops packed with up to date technology. Our current workshops are designed around carrying out work as close to site conditions as we possibly can with safety always at the forefront.

We have had many successes over the years with young and mature learners, gaining the skills & knowledge whilst with us, to help further their careers. With the knowledge and experience of the Tutors within the Carpentry & Joinery department we will endeavour to deliver the very best in your learning experience.
While there are no formal entry requirements, a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, or equivalent industry experience is recommended. A qualification of level 2 Maths and English or working towards is required. This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years.
Each unit is assessed and marked on the completion and the competency of each candidate who will be able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge on tasks throughout the length of the course.
Well done you’ve passed the course, but what now? Well if you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications:

●  Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)

●  Level 6 NVQ Dip

Your ability knows no bounds, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to strive for success and reach your career goals. Here at Tameside College and the Carpentry and Joinery Department will guide you on your chosen course. Good luck!


Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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