Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: TCC310
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time

The Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of of those who wish to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirement of the qualification.

What will I study?

The qualification comprises:

  • General core units
  • Occupational specific units
  • Practical assignment
  • Online testing of knowledge
Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 4 GCSE Grade C/4 including English Language and Maths
  • and the completion of a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery course
How will I be assessed?

These will consist of individual unit multi-choice tests and a summative end exam which again will be multi-choice. The practical skills will be assessed on a continual basis with a final test piece set by CCA.

What can I do next?

Employment in the industry should be the natural progression. In conjunction with a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, this course could lead to a professional career in Construction.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Carpenter Or Joiner

Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV.

If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you.

You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

Employers usually want people with some construction experience and relevant qualifications. You could start as a joiner's mate or labourer to get some site experience then take further training to qualify. Another common way into this career is through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Construction Operative

If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working on a building site could be for you.

To be a construction operative or site labourer, you will need a good level of fitness. You will need a basic knowledge of building methods and materials. You will also need a good head for heights.

There are no set entry requirements to become a construction operative. You may have an advantage if you have some on-site experience. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in subjects like maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire


If you have a head for heights and are able to understand building plans, this job could suit you.

As a roofer, your work could range from re-slating the roof on a house, to restoring the lead sheets on an old building.

In this job you will need good number skills to work out roofing areas, numbers of tiles/slates needed and prices for quotes. You will also need to work flexibly as part of a team.

It is common to start out as a roofing labourer and then get training on the job. Alternatively, you could do a course in roof slating and tiling first, which would teach you some of the skills you would need. You may be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire


If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.