Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

Course code: OSC1024

Learn a new trade with a flexible home learning course.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the theoretical aspects of carpentry
  • Learn how to craft high-quality items using the appropriate materials, tools and techniques
  • Transform wood into saleable items, from tables to rocking horses!
  • Carpenters enjoy a relatively high income, meeting the demand for uniquely produced objects
Course Overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in assignments has never been easier.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Carpentry and Joinery Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content
  • Description of hardwood and softwood
  • Uses for wood and supply
  • Natural defects
  • Drying processes
  • Storing timber
  • Basic overview of timber grading
  • Properties of timber related to use
  • Timber preservation
  • Workshop space and general handling of tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Setting out bench tools
  • Squares and gauges
  • Saws (types and selection)
  • Planes
  • Chisels
  • Hammers
  • Punches and drivers
  • Finishing tools
  • Tool storage and maintenance
  • Safety aspects
  • Use of power tools
  • Maintenance and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Screwdrivers
  • Circular saws
  • Mitre saws
  • Routers
  • Nail guns
  • Safety aspects
  • Charging and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Jigsaws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cartridge and impulse operated fixing tools
  • Cutting timber
  • End joints (simple scarf joints)
  • Edge joints (lap and mortise and tenon)
  • Dowel joints
  • Dovetail joints
  • Mitre joints
  • Health and safety and preparing the working environment
  • Adhesives: types, safety, application and uses
  • Nails: types, safety, application and uses
  • Screws: types, sizes, uses and application