NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry)

The NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations course is aimed at candidates who have advanced knowledge and expertise in carpentry and can demonstrate competence in woodwork in the workplace. On successful completion of this nvq course, students will be able to apply for their CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card.

By choosing this course, candidates will learn about erecting structures such as roofs and building carcasses plus how to maintain non-structural and structural components on site. 

Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.  The course is designed so the learner can gain the qualification while at work and enhance their career prospects.


At the end of the NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) course, candidates will be able to demonstrate skills worthy of a advanced site carpenter.


The NVQ Level 3 in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) course will cover the following topics:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Developing relationships on site and an understanding of resources and methods used to complete a job
  • Installing bespoke first fixings including wall studding, roof struts and door frames
  • Installing bespoke second fixings, including architrave, floor board and skirting
  • Setting up and using machinery competent and safely

Students will also be required to gain credits from 2 of the below units which include:

  • Constructing frames 
  • Maintaining non-structural or structural elements of a building
  • Installing a roof


In order to successfully complete this Level 3 construction NVQ course; an NVQ assessor will observe the learner through a range of methods:

  • observations to see skills in practice
  • professional discussions
  • written questions
  • a portfolio of evidence

*To apply for the CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card candidates must have an up to date CITB Health and Safety Touch Screen Test*

Who Should Attend?

Experienced carpenters currently working in the industry and who wish to gain a CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card. The course is suitable for those who want to further their career prospects in the construction industry.

NVQ Course Facts

No additional costs

No additional Costs

All costs are included in the price of the course including certification and travel.

No additional costs

Course Length

Completion times are dependent on the amount of time and commitment each student is able to give to the qualification. Please check the "Duration" section of the specific course you are looking to take for an estimated average.

No additional costs

Full support from an assessor

Students will have telephone and email access to their dedicated assessor throughout the working week. Assessors will be on-hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where required

No additional costs

CSCS card costs

The current cost of the CSCS card is £36. Students will be required to apply for their CSCS card directly on receipt of their certificate.

CSCS card application

No additional costs


NVQ certificates typically takes just 10 working days to be issued on completion of the course.

Suggested Progression

NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision


Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old, have a good understanding of the English language and be working in the industry as an experienced carpenter.

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