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City & Guilds Level 3 Carpentry Diploma

Awarding Body City & Guilds
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City & Guilds 6706-33 Diploma


This level 3 qualification is a technical vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the Carpentry sector. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a sound platform from which to progress. This course is only suited to those who hold underpinning qualifications or those who can prove a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

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What You’ll Learn

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 but not ideally suited to those without any carpentry knowledge/background.

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

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing:
    • Know how to construct roofing structures
    • Know how to fix verge and eave components
    • Know how to lay floor joists
    • Know how to fit and fix joist coverings
  • Carry out second fixing operations:
    • Know how to install doors and ironmongery
    • Know how to fix mouldings
    • Know how to install service encasements and cladding
    • Know how to install kitchen units, worktops and fitments
  • 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
  • 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
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings:
    • Understand how to install double doors and ironmongery
    • Understand how to install curved and raking mouldings
  • 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

This is a very in depth course and the knowledge and skills that you will gain from this time at Able Skills will put you in a fantastic position when it comes to sourcing carpentry work/employment. 

How You’ll Learn

You will be trained over an 10 week period (50 days) and the in-centre training will be purely practical.

This course will require a fair bit of home study commitment from you as there are also theory based assessments required in order to complete this course and you will be provided with resources ahead of attending for the practical, to help you undertake revision in order to complete these assessments. This will include a C&G reference book, designed specifically to work with this qualification and also access to information on SmartScreen – a C&G online learning resource.

The qualification is broken down in to specific units and the assessments vary according to the unit you are undertaking, however you can expect to have practical assessments, online exams and assignments across the units that you need to achieve.

Courses Open To You After

Once you have achieved this qualification and you are working within the industry, the next step for you would be to work towards achieving NVQ either at level 2 or level 3; this will require you to be assessed in the work place. Once you are ready to sign up to the NVQ process, you will be provided with a portfolio to work from and guidance and support from your NVQ Assessor. This is a separate process and therefore, attracts additional fees.

Additional Info

This is a very in depth qualification to achieve and additional home learning on your part will be required. We will cover all of the practical training and assessments here and as much theory as the time allows.  You will have a practical task completion log book in which to record everything that you undertake whilst you are on the course. This will be monitored by the Assessor throughout the course and used as evidence of achievement. It is imperative that all aspects of this qualification are completed in order to generate full certification. As a reminder, this course is only suitable for those with underpinning carpentry related qualifications or who can prove 2 years carpentry experience.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan

Able Skills are now in a position to offer ‘Advanced Learning Loans’ to cover all or some of your course fees.

You may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for study at Level 3 or above. These loans will work in a similar way to the current loan system for Higher Education, meaning that you will only start to pay the loan back once you have completed your study or training and are earning over £21,000 a year. Also the repayments won’t start until the April after your course finishes. You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you finish your course and earn more than £21,000 a year. Your repayments will stop if your income drops below £21,000 a year.

Your annual repayment amount will be 9% of any income you earn over £21,000.

It’s easy to apply for the loan, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check.

The loans are administered by the Student Loans Company.

Moving on to a Higher Education course

If you take out a loan for an Access to Higher Education Diploma course and you then go on to study and complete a Higher Education course, you can apply to the Student Loans Company to write off the outstanding loan for the Access course.

Check that you qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course.

Your course must be:

Your nationality or residency status

You must usually:

  • be living in the UK on the first day of your course
  • have been living in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
  • be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)

You may also qualify if you’re:

  • a UK national, or someone with settled status, but you live somewhere else in the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • an EU national or a family member of one
  • not a UK national but you’ve lived in the UK for at least 20 years (or at least half of your life)
  • a refugee
  • a migrant worker
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker

When and how would I apply for a loan?

Contact us for more information: For more information you can speak to Aimee Newberry or Carla Jackson on 01322 280202

Your step-by-step guide to getting an Advanced Learning Loan

Step 1: Choose the right course for you and apply for a place.
Step 2: Following a discussion about the course with a member of staff at Able Skills, you will receive an offer of a place from us.
Step 3: Consider your options. If you decide that the Advanced Learning Loan would be the right move for you, you apply direct to Student Finance England, either online or through their paper application form instead.
Step 4: You receive confirmation from Student Finance England that your loan application has been approved.
Step 5: Your course starts. Able Skills receives your payment directly from the relevant funding source, providing you are attending your course.
Step 6: You complete the course. Loan repayments only start once you have started work and if you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Duration & Cost

This is a full time 10 week course.

A £500 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 10 instalments of £436.87

Total cost is £3995.00 including VAT. You could potentially access a 24+ Loan system towards the cost of this course – please see above. If you decide to access the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, the allocated funding paid to Able Skills will be £2776.00 – this will leave you £1219.00 to pay for this level 3 Carpentry Diploma. You will still be required to pay a £500 deposit and the balance can be spread over the 8 weeks of training at £89.87 per week.

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Product Questions

Is the NVQ Level 3 carpentry diploma suitable for beginners or would the other carpentry courses be more appropriate.
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