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Carpentry and Joinery (Level 3 Apprenticeship)

City and Guilds
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Site carpentry and joinery focus on the installation of the joinery components, and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction. Carpentry & Joinery enables you to work internally or externally on a range of projects, making furniture, stairs, roofing systems - the variety for a skilled professional is always challenging. Finishing to a high standard and job satisfaction are integral to success. CNC engraving and milling is an additional woodcraft which you may gain experience with at NWRC. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of continuing to World Skills. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.
  • Start Date
    1 Sept 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship NI Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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Course Modules

  • Level 3 Diploma in site carpentry 6706-33
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) 6571-51
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths , English and ICT at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. A level 2 qualification in carpentry and joinery is also required prior to entry.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English, Maths and ICT at Grade O5 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. A level 2 qualification in carpentry and joinery is also required prior to entry.

Work Placement

This is not work placement, you will be employed from day one of course attending college one day per week for the full academic year and employment must be maintained to complete the course due to the work based assessment element of the programme.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE required for workshop activities safety boots & overalls college cover the cost

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Apprentice NI Level 3 Diploma, options for further progression include the Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, NEBOSH, Degree options HE.

Career Prospects

• Newly trained joiners can earn in the range of £14,000 - £17,000• Trained with experience bench joiners can earn in the range of £20,000 - £30,000• Senior/master craft bench joiners can earn in the range of £30,000 - £40,000 Salaries depend on location, employer, level of responsibility, and the amount of overtime worked. Self-employed bench joiners set their own pay rates. Carpenters and Joiners with the right skills and qualifications can become College Lecturers.


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