Joinery: Site Carpentry Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

Starting in September, the course runs for a year.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Site Carpentry

You will achieve

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 in Site Carpentry (Construction)

Course overview

This level 3 carpentry qualification is relatively new for City and Guilds and is aimed at those individuals who work or want to work as a Site Carpenter in the construction sector. At this level, you will learn advanced skills in site carpentry. The qualification has been devised to provide learners with a fantastic understanding of all aspects of carpentry; a very in depth course to have you industry ready and competent across a range of skills.

Course content

The Level 3 Site Carpentry Diploma allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

You will learn a variety of carpentry skills; the full qualification consists of the following units:

     1.   Health, safety and welfare in construction

     2. Carry out first fix flooring and roofing

  • construct roofing structures
  •  fix verge and eave components
  •  lay floor joists
  •  fit and fix joist coverings

    3. Carry out second fixing operations:

  • install doors and ironmongery
  • fix mouldings
  • install service encasements and cladding
  • install kitchen units, worktops and fitments

   4.   Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work:

  • Understand different types of drawn information in construction
  • Understand energy efficiency and sustainable materials for construction
  • Understand how to estimate quantities and price work for construction
  • Understand how to plan work activities for construction
  • Understand how to communicate effectively in the workplace

   5.   Carry out first fix roofing and stairs:

  • Understand how to construct a traditional cut roof
  • Understand how to fix a flight of stairs with a quarter turn

  6.    Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings:

  • Understand how to install double doors and ironmongery
  • Understand how to install curved and raking mouldings

  7.     Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery:

  • Understand how to inspect and maintain fixed and transportable machinery
  • Understand how to use fixed and transportable machinery efficiently and safely


Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this Diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course, financial assistance may be available.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

After successful completion, you can progress to the Level 3 in Site Carpentry. Alternatively, entry to an apprenticeship can be gained if suitable employment is found.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Joinery: Site Carpentry Level 3 Full-time

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