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Carpentry & Joinery - Site Carpentry City & Guilds Technical Certificate/Diploma Level 2

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 2

This course is a practical, hands-on course that teaches a variety of carpentry and joinery skills and allows you to learn, develop and practise these skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team, and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or you can progress from the Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Principles of Construction
  • Structural Carpentry
  • Non-structural Carpentry First Fix Prior to Plastering
  • Non-structural Carpentry Second Fixing Following Plastering
  • Timber Technology and the Use of the Circular Saw

Method of delivery

This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum delivery to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements. This will be a mixture of online externally set and marked examinations and practical synoptic assessments.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or on to an apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery. Some of our students then go on to higher-level courses in construction.

Tim Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

“Joinery is a great trade to get into and studying at York College will really help me to get a career in the construction industry. My overall experience at College has been great, the facilities and workshops are very good and allow students to gain a full education.”

Carpentry and Joinery – Site Carpentry Technical Certificate Level 2
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