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

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2022
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

3 or 4 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.

What will I study?

  • Principles of Construction
  • Structural Carpentry
  • Non-structural Carpentry Prior to Plastering
  • Non-structural Carpentry Following Plastering
  • Timber Technology and the Use of a 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 deliver to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.

How will I be assessed?

  • 007 or 507 Level 2 Site Carpentry - Theory exam
  • 008 Level 2 Site Carpentry - Synoptic assignment
  • 820 Employer involvement

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 a Level 3 Advanced Technical/Diploma in Site Carpentry. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2, to progress into higher job roles such as an Advanced Craft Site Carpenter.

This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including carpentry and joinery, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a Site Carpenter.

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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