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Site Carpentry

Diploma Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 1 year

Carpentry and Joinery students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. Our state-of-the-art workshops are equipped with specialist tools and resources for a wide range of creative craft subjects. We are able to offer you the opportunity to develop your skill set to the highest level and prepare you for your future career.

Guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers you’ll develop your skills in joint making, use portable power tools and second fix carpentry work. Through our strong industry links you will also have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities including site visits and take part in competitions to hone your skills on a world stage.

This course develops more detailed knowledge and skills to support more complex activities in carpentry and joinery. These range from transferring levels to constructing traditional roofs. The course also includes consideration of environmental issues and aspects of planning and managing the construction process. You will cover modules including:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work - Gaining an understanding of different materials used in modern building and communicating with others.
  • Carry out first fix roofing and stairs - How to erect and install complex roofing components and staircases with turns.
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings - How to install rebated double doors and ironmongery. In addition, how to install curved and raked mouldings.
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery - How to maintain and set up a range of portable machinery, and how to use these safely and effectively.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

In addition you may find it useful to purchase a textbook for your course. This can be purchased from a range of suppliers including Amazon.

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9,00am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Assessment consists of the following:

  • Practical assessments
  • Externally assessed Exams
  • Internal Exams
  • Written coursework and workbooks

Students can go on to study at university level, or move into full-time employment.

To study this course you must have successfully completed your Level 2 qualification in Carpentry.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Level 3 Bricklaying
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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
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Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
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CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop


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