Level 2 Site Carpentry

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and GCSE's A*-D or equivalent in English and maths. Good report for attendance and attitude towards work, completion of SCCH Get to know you and Assessment day

What will I learn?

You will be able to build on your basic knowledge and skills to gain a more detailed understanding and technical ability in carpentry and joinery.

During the course you will build on your existing knowledge and skills to gain a greater understanding of the trade. You will use your knowledge of basic joint making and be able to apply it to more advance carpentry maintenance. Learn will take place in our purpose built carpentry workshop where you will practise performing first fix carpentry such as installing floor joists, and practise putting together timber frames for partition walls. You will also be introduced to more advanced power tools. You will be able to develop your English and maths skills and develop your employability skills during work experience placements.

During the course you will cover topics such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fix operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 30% and 10% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the course you can progress onto a Level 3 Site Carpentry course or start an apprenticeship in Carpentry.

You may wish to start your career as a Carpenter, become Self-employed, become a Site manager, or become a Property developer.

A range of specified PPE and a basic kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £150.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.


Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 2628
    Course name Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 11/09/17
    Duration 36 week (s)

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