Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Building - Site Carpentry
About this course

The construction industry is one of the largest and broadest to work in, employing around 7% of the UKs workforce, and there is always a demand for skilled professionals.

Site Carpenters need to have a good eye for detail, as well as strong maths skills and the ability to follow instructions and technical drawings. This advanced apprenticeship will provide you with the theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in the industry, the practical skills to produce work to a high standard, and an understanding of health and safety, materials and sustainability.

What will I learn?

This advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment or career progression in Site Carpentry.

An advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry will cover the following units:

  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance 
  • Set up and operate a circular saw
Entry requirements

For entry onto the advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry, the level 2 NVQ Diploma must have been achieved. 

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT where a Level 1 grade must be achieved for acceptance onto the apprenticeship programme. In addition, employers must be able to provide a full scope of work for each element of this apprenticeship.

Study, assessment and qualifications

The duration of an advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry will take 24 months to complete and is a day release programme. You are required to attend college for 2 days per week during term time in your first year and 1 day per week during term time in your second year. 

Additional costs and information

The Competence element will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio. The knowledge element is delivered at Wiltshire College Trowbridge and Salisbury Campuses. 

If required, Functional Skills will also be delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme. A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole programme.

What could I do next?
Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.