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Construction Diploma: Site Carpentry (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


35 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course aims to extend the basic site carpentry skills already achieved, perhaps having completed our Level 1 Construction Diploma, or equivalent. The course includes practical and theory based training in the discipline of site carpentry, to meet recognised industrial standards.

What will I learn?

The programme consists of 8 mandatory units and within these units there are 11 practical synoptic tests. Units covered include: General health and safety in the workplace; Efficient work practices Moving and handling resources. The subject specialised units include: First fixing components, such as floors, roofs etc. Second fix components, such as skirting, architrave etc. Carcassing components such as stairs. There is also a unit on safe use of circular saws.

Entry Requirements

The Diploma Site Carpentry Level 2 is for persons who have previously completed a level 1 course in Carpentry/Joinery and is a natural progression. It is also for anybody who is completing an NVQ2 in Site Carpentry as the two qualifications can be gained together. This course assumes that the applicant prefers the Site Carpentry aspect as opposed to Bench Joinery.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The Site Carpentry Level 2 Construction Diploma is based on continuous assessment of practical and theory tests. These assessments are scheduled at regular intervals over the year after the associated period of training has been completed. From time to time you may be given theory tasks to be completed as homework. In addition, following any period of absence, you will be expected to catch up with your theory work in your own time.

Additional Costs and Information

Students will be expected to wear approved safety work boots in the workshop and will also need to supply a basic tool kit, this will be discussed in your first session.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

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