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You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working as a site carpenter or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

The course is designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
    • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
    • Carry out second fixing operations
    • Carry out carpentry maintenance
    • Set up and operate a circular saw

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry is ideal if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a site carpenter and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification. A site carpenter has the skills and knowledge to cut, fasten, carve and design objects made out of wood or other materials, and plays an important part of any construction team.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • Identify and apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations

    • Carry out first fixing work including installation of timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, straight flights of stairs and erecting timber stud partitions

    • Carry out second fixing work including installation of service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • identify and Apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations
    • carry out first fixing Work including Install timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, Install straight flights of stairs and erect timber stud partitions
    • carry out second fixing Work including Install service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation

    • Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner
    • Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to work instructions.
  • General info

    Students are expected to come to College every day with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    You could progress on to the Level 3 in Carpentry

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English and Maths

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.