Course overview

Site Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This is a day-release Site Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship programme for people who are already working in the site carpentry trade.

This apprenticeship lasts between 18 to 24 months.

During that time, you will gain knowledge, practical skills and confidence, becoming a trained site carpenter. Looking to further your career in the site carpentry? This course will provide you with industry-standard skills that employers look for.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


Start Your Apprenticeship Journey with City of Bristol College 

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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for learners who are progressing from the Level 2 course in Site Carpentry and who have a keen interest to start a career within the field of carpentry.

What you'll learn

This apprenticeship will allow you to advance your skills and prepare you for the workplace. When undertaking an apprenticeship, you will study a mixture of both work-based learning and training at College.

You will also undertake an endpoint assessment (EPA) to complete your competency in Site Carpentry. Your employer will pay the minimum apprenticeship wage while you are learning your trade.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths, or to have completed an alternative full Level 2 course with Level 1 Functional Skills. You must be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer.

You must also have a strong commitment to working with your employer and College assessor and an excellent record of attendance at school or college.

You must also demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and will receive regular feedback to help you grow and develop.

Some of the ways in which we will measure your success and competence will be: attendance and punctuality, professional knowledge, skills and behaviours, academic and workplace reviews, online and practical assessments.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course you could obtain employment in the carpentry industry. You could also progress onto a site management course.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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