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Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

This course provides you with the advanced skills and experience you need to carry out a range of complex techniques to industry standards, along with the additional skills required for supervisory jobs. Provides the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the industry.


Entry requirements

Site Carpentry Skills Diploma Level 2 or an equivalent level qualification.

Course content

Theoretical and Practical training in every aspect related to Site Carpentry at Level 3. some units will have been accumulated through studies at earlier levels.

Units include:

  • CC 1001K Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 1001S Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 3002K Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 3002S Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 3003K Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • CC 3003S Building methods and construction technology
  • CC 2008K Know how to carry out first fixing operations
  • CC 2008S Carry out first fixing operations
  • CC 2009K Know how to carry out second fixing
  • CC 2009S Carry out second fixing
  • CC 3008K Know how to erect complex structural carcassing components
  • CC 3008S Erect complex structural carcassing components
  • CC 3009K Know how to maintain non-structural and structural components
  • CC 3009S Maintain non-structural and structural components
  • CC 3030K Know how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
  • CC 3030S Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

Trips to building exhibition and building sites are part of your studies. You can also take a Health & Safety test.

Assessment methods

In course assessment, end unit tests, practical synoptic test.

Further study and career options

Progression into employment as a site carpenter, and you can study towards an NVQ Level 3. Alternatively, you can study our part-time construction related Foundation Degrees.

Additional information

At interview you will be asked to complete a skills assessment.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been postponed until further notice. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
9 weeks over an academic year 02/11/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £1800 Cauldwell Street BBC1120 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

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