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Site Carpentry (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades

28/08/2020

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


The Diploma Site Carpentry level 2 is for students who have previously completed a level 1 course in Carpentry/Joinery and is a natural progression from Level 1. The course is also for those completing an NVQ2 in Site Carpentry as the two qualifications can be gained together. Anyone wishing to start at level 2 can do so but will need to cover some units from year 1. This course assumes that the applicant prefers the Site Carpentry aspect as opposed to Joinery.


What will I learn?


You will learn about specialist carpentry techniques including the first fixing components such as floors and roofs, second fix components such as skirting and architrave and carcassing components such as stairs. There is also a unit on maintaining non-structural components.The programme includes 8 units and an extended timed practical synoptic test. Units covered include:Carry out first fixing operationsCarry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry workCarry out second fixing operationsCarry out structural carcassing operationsHealth, safety and welfare in construction and associated industriesPrepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power toolsUnderstanding construction technologyUnderstanding information, quantities and communication with othersFrom 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.

Entry Requirements


Diploma Level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery, Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.
You will also be required to pass an entrance test, provide a good reference and a satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


The Diploma Site Carpentry level 2 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. There is also eight unit based external online assessment knowledge tests scheduled throughout the duration of the course.The final qualification will be a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry.

Additional Costs and Information


Learners will be expected to purchase a standard course textbook costing approximately £25. You will be required to provide a basic tool kit details of which will be given to you at interview.

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

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

Two-thirds of construction companies claim they struggled to hire a carpenter due to a shortage of skilled workers

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