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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations
Course Overview

This Apprenticeship will suit such job roles as:

Site carpenter working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out site carpentry to first and second fixing (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists)

Bench joiner working in a joiners shop producing wood products, to given specifications, for use by the site carpenter, such as doors, window frames and stair cases.

Using machinery in the production of products plays an important part within the joiners shop.

Course Length: 24 months

Course Location: Workplace plus 1 day a week at college

Course Fee: if applicable

Start Date: September 2015



Course Content

This Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following five components:

  1. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (competence). Choose one pathway
  • Site Carpentry
  • Bench Joinery

Mandatory Units for the two pathways include:

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Fixed or Transportable Woodworking Machinery in the Workplace

2. Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry OR Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery (knowledge)

3. Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

4. Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

5. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements

You must be employed in a suitable wood occupations role and hold the following qualifications:

 Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations AND Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths or equivalent GCSEs.


Regular monitoring and assessment in both the workplace and at college.

NVQ work is assessed on an on-going basis through documented evidence of site activity.

Synoptic practical competence test and synoptic knowledge testing.

Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.