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Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

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The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It covers both theory and practical elements.

The workshops have been expertly designed and laid out to simulate Construction Industry conditions. All materials are supplied by the department for you to complete your training and assessments.

Workshops include:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Preparing and using carpentry & joinery portable power tools
  • Carrying out first fixing operations
  • Carrying out second fixing operations
  • Carrying out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
  • Carrying out structural carcassing operations

This qualification is assessed in a number of ways to provide a clear indication of candidate knowledge and skills. These include:

  • Knowledge and understanding tasks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Practical tasks

Assessments are set by City & Guilds and are administered by the centre when the candidate is ready. They are then marked and/or graded internally, using the information provided and the outcomes recorded on the documents provided by City & Guilds.

Assessments can be completed in any order according to the requirements of the candidates and the course.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

*If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

You will require PPE (personal protective equipment) in order to start your course. You’ll need steel toe cap boots and a hi vis top.


You should have completed a first year course in Carpentry and Joinery and have achieved the Level 1 Diploma and have the relevant maths and English or Functional Skills Level 1 in English & maths.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £1,286; Exam Fee £95

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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