Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma in Site Carpentry L2 (full time)


If you are looking for a course which gives you a hands on approach and real-life experience, then this is the course for you. This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to work as a carpenter on a building site. You will carry out many activities relating to Carpentry, Joinery and Construction. You will learn about building methods and construction technology, first and second fix operations, structural carcassing, maintenance operations and how to operate a circular saw.

Course requirements

You must have completed a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery, other qualifications may be considered. An interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject.

What will I do?

The new City & Guilds Construction Diplomas are highly regarded within the industry. You will gain knowledge and carry out many activities on this course relating to carpentry, joinery and construction. You will study the following: 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 – Set Up and Operate a Circular Saw.

What will it give me?

The course will give you the essential skills and knowledge required to work as a Carpenter on a building site. It will also prepare you for further learning.

Materials needed

You will require safety steel toe cap boots, a polo shirt and jumper which you can purchase from the College. You will also be required to wear a high visibility vest in practical sessions which is supplied by the College.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may want to progress to the Level 3 Site Carpentry or a paid Apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3.

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