Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry


This course is designed to give learners their first experiences and insight into site carpentry. The aim of the course is to put in place all the skills and knowledge that is required to become a good site carpenter. It consists of two multiple choice exams: Health & Safety in construction & Principals of construction.
The five practical five units: First fix, Second fixing,
Floors and roof structures.
Carry out maintenance, set up & operate circular saw.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn about the tools you use as a site carpenter (hand/power) and how to use them. The materials, the techniques, health & safety, the construction industry in general & employment rights (employee & employer). As part of the programme you will be required to undertake 40 hours of relevant trade related placement.

Am I right for the course?

This course will help you to take your first steps into site carpentry aiding in the process of seeking employment in the construction industry, either is an improver or as an apprentice. You must have the ability to work with others and on your own.
You will need to be 2 point PPE Steel toe-capped boots & an ORANGE hi-vis & stationary.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3 including a grade 4 in either maths or English and a Level 1 qualification.

It is a necessary for you to to achieve a minimum of 95% attendance in order to pass with awarding body points scheme in place to ensure progress. You need to have minimum GCSE 3 grades in maths & English.

You will be taught by teachers with a range of experience in both site carpentry and bench joinery. All tutors are qualified carpenters from industry and have a varied range of skills in relation to carpentry & joinery. The tutors are supported by technicians with relevant qualifications and industrial experience.

What Next?

On full completion of the level 2 course you will be guided, advised and invited onto either a Carpentry T Level qualification (dependent on GCSE levels in maths & English)

Many carpenters and joiners are self-employed. You could also find work with large construction companies, local authorities, shopfitting firms, or in set-building for theatre and television.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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