Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry


This is a full time course covering one year. The level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry is available at the St Albans Campus. 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 core units: Know how to carry out safe working practices and Principles of Construction, In addition you will study five trade units: First fix, Second fixing,Floors and roof structures, Carry out maintenance, set up & operate circular saw. All theory is assessed through end of units tests.

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?

Having completed your Level 1 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery a discussion will be held with you and your tutor to give guidance on your progression, identifying the correct course for you. This course will help you to take your first steps into site carpentry aiding in the process of seeking employment in the construction industry. You must have the ability to work with others and on your own, a capability to problem solve and the willing to accept ownership of your qualification. You will need to be able to work to a high standard and recognise the standards required from industry and the awarding body. Good visual awareness is needed although this is applied through training.

A relevant Level 1 qualification or trade experience.

Throughout the programme you will have ongoing assessments on both the theory and practical elements. You will need to pass 2 online tests: Health and Safetly and Principles of Construction.

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 will also study Maths and English at the appropriate level for you.

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 varried range of skills in relation to carpentry & joinery. The tutors are supported by technicians with relevant qualifications and industrial experince. Your NVQ qulification will be supported by an assessor who again comes from industry with the relevant qualifications and experiences.

What Next?

On full completion of the level 2 course you will be guided, advised and invited onto either a Level 3 Site Carpentry (industrial experience an advantage with this course) or a construction management course. During this course you will be are encouraged to be seek employment in the industry.

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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