Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry) Level 2

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Get thorough training and experience in carpentry and joinery to prepare you for work on different types of sites, from private houses to large building sites.

Have you recently completed your Level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery? Maybe you have prior experience in the industry and are looking for a qualification? Whether you have experience in the construction industry or simply want to develop your existing skills, our Site Carpentry Level 2 study programme offers the essential skills you need to take your training to the next level.  

What I'll learn

The main areas covered on the Site Carpentry Level 2 study programme are:

  • health, safety and welfare in construction
  • principles of building construction
  • information and communication
  • first fix flooring and roofing
  • first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • second fixing operations
  • carpentry maintenance
  • setting up and operating a circular saw

For those students who are not exempt there is a requirement to complete Functional Skills qualifications alongside mainstream study.


How I'll learn

This is a practical and theoretically based course using a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, lectures and presentations.You will work on your own, in pairs and small groups practicing skills and techniques within a realistic working environment.

This course prepares you for employment as a work-based learner (apprentice) in the construction industry or further full-time study in carpentry/construction. You will learn in our newly-built carpentry and construction centre, which benefits from industry-standard facilities.


How I'll be assessed

Site carpentry practical coursework will be marked through set practical tasks. Underpinning knowledge is assessed via internally-set test papers and on line exams.


Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Level 2 programme will normally have:

  • a strong interest in the chosen area of study
  • a commitment to working towards improving English and maths
  • the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview
  • achieved the Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.