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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This programme is for those who have a genuine interest in carpentry or joinery and wish to gain employment in the industry. This advanced programme builds upon the knowledge gained on Level 1 and Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery, with additional machining units.

Successful completion of this programme can allow progression to a Higher Education course at university, or to study for the Advanced Construction Award. Alternatively, there is the opportunity for entry into employment at technical or supervisory level; or an Apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent, together with GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 including maths, English or Functional Skills, as well as good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and a successful college interview.

What does this programme involve?

Level 3 Site Carpentry will reinforce and build upon your existing knowledge. You will complete the following six units:

- Carry out safe working practices
- Information, quantities and communication with others
- Building methods and construction technology
- Erect complex structural carcassing components
- Maintain non-structural and structural components
- Fixed and transportable machiner

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This is essentially a practical programme, although there are written assignments linked to the practical work and online unit exams.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase steel toe-capped shoes and overalls for this programme.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
I3AF Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Phoebe, Carpentry

Phoebe, 17

Phoebe, Carpentry

After she finished school, Phoebe couldn’t wait to get hands-on and start learning techniques for working with wood. A lot of her family are in the woodwork trade, so it runs in her genes!


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