Level Two Diploma in Site Carpentry

This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed as site joiners. The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

What will I study?

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • First fixing operations
  • Second fixing operations
  • Erecting structural carcassing
  • Building maintenance
  • Circular saws and their uses

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the eight units.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above and Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery.

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

This course is specifically related to site carpentry. However, the skills learned, and the technical detail involved, would help to prepare for employment or study in one of the other related wood occupations such as, roofing, bench joinery and shop-fitting or as a labourer. Level two is the minimum standard for entering the construction industry and this qualification will demonstrate that this has been met in a college environment.

 You could progress onto courses such as the:

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide