Course Title Site Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M07-C

Overview of the Course

This Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is ideal for those who are continuing a role as a Site Carpenter within a construction environment, offering a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop in this career path. Achieving the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry will enable you to: Learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression within this construction sector, Meet the occupational requirements to pursue a career within the construction sector as a whole, Gain a qualification that is valued by employers across the whole construction sector, Develop a more in depth understanding of Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery as part of the Wood Occupations Apprenticeship. The content of the course covers areas such as: Carry out first fix flooring and roofing, Carry out second fixing operations,Carry out first fix roofing and stairs,Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings, Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery. The content of the course covers the following skills: Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery, Manufacture shaped doors and frames, Manufacture stairs with turns,Install first fixing components, Install second fixing components, Erect structural carcassing components, Maintain non-structural carpentry work, Set-up and use circular saws, Produce setting out details for routine products,Manufacture routine products. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

This apprenticeship programme requires at least a minimum Level of C or above in English, maths and ICT, which we can help you to achieve through the completion of functional skills or in some cases GCSEs if applicable.


After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities for you to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas. Further study options include HNC/HND/foundation degree in construction and the built environment, construction management or conservation and restoration.

Course Duration

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


This experience is supported by theoretical knowledge gained at college in both classroom and workshop based sessions/assessments. You will attend college on one or two days a week. You are assessed in the workplace by a qualified and trade competent assessor who will help support you and your employer in achieving your qualification. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place. The range of assessment carried out by the assessor will be used to pass all the units within this qualification.

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