City and Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction) Level 2 (2021 version)

Full Time

About the Course

Skilled carpenters and joiners are in high demand in the construction industry. This course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that can be upgraded to an NVQ Level 2 once certain criteria have been met.

On the Site Carpentry route you will enjoy a mix of practical projects and theoretical work.

Core units for the course are:

  • Health & safety and welfare in construction and associated industries.
  • Understanding information, quantities and communications with others.

Other options for the site carpentry pathway include:

  • Understanding construction technology
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Carry out first fixing operations
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Erect structural carcassing operations
  • Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work.

You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above including English and Maths, or equivalent. The fast track option is a possibility dependent on prior knowledge and level of GCSE grades.

Where next?

Diploma Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery for higher performing students. An Apprenticeship programme if you have a work placement, returning to College on day release.

Work Experience and Employability

Work experience can be arranged through the College as part of your qualification.

What additional resources will I need?

All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided including safety boots and a hi viz waistcoat. You would be expected to equip yourself with stationery.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


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