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York College

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Carpenters and joiners

Up to £29,000

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IT user support technicians

Up to £44,000

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Production managers and directors in construction

Up to £91,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Outstanding commitment and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Outstanding attendance and punctuality

What will I study?

  • Unit 201 Principles of construction
  • Unit 202 Structural carpentry
  • Unit 203 Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
  • Unit 204 Non-structural carpentry following plastering
  • Unit 205 Timber technology and the use of a circular saw

How will I be assessed?

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

What could it lead to?

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or onto the 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.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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