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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations


Course Overview

This Apprenticeship will suit such job roles as:

Site carpenter/carpentry working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out site carpentry to first and second fixing (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists)

Bench joiner working in a joiners shop producing wood products, to given specifications, for use by the site carpenter, such as doors, window frames and stair cases.

Using machinery in the production of products plays an important part within the joiners shop.

Course Content

This Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following five components:

  1. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (competence). Choose one pathway
  • Site Carpentry
  • Bench Joinery

Mandatory Units for the two pathways include:

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Fixed or Transportable Woodworking Machinery in the Workplace

2. Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry OR Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery (knowledge)

3. Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

4. Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

5. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Entry Requirement

You must be employed in a suitable wood occupations role and hold the following qualifications:

 Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations AND Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths or equivalent GCSEs.


Regular monitoring and assessment in both the workplace and at college.

NVQ work is assessed on an on-going basis through documented evidence of site activity.

Synoptic practical competence test and synoptic knowledge testing.

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Course Outline

Course Code: AP09
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019