City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Entry Requirements

You will need the Level 1 Diploma in carpentry and joinery. There is no direct entry through GCSEs.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships and we will request a school or college report

What's Involved

“Construction is a Career like no other…”

There will be an additional 262,920 construction vacancies in wood trades and interior fit- out occupations (which include bench joiners) in the UK every year from 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).

“Average salaries are in the region of £14,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer”

“Timber is the ultimate sustainable building material. Substituting a cubic metre of timber for other building materials can save almost two tonnes of CO2.”

Working in construction as a joiner involves:

> Learning the uses of different types and grades wood and choosing the right one for the job

> Understanding technical drawings and how their work will fit within the building

> Cutting wood on machines or by hand, measuring and marking it according to the design.

Qualified joiners are in high demand across the country and valuable woodworking skills are a reliable and satisfying way to make a living.

If you are interested in becoming a Joiner or Carpenter or working in associated trades, this course will provide you with the next steps required to develop a wider range of practical skills in all aspects of bricklaying.

The Study programme of the level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry will consist of five key elements which you will need to complete:

> Qualification

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)

> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.

> Development of enterprise and employability skills.

To succeed on this course you will need to be diverse in basic Carpentry and joinery skills, be motivated and able to self-manage your time to meet set targets. You must have a good work ethic and possess positive personal attributes in terms of good time keeping, communication and co-operation.

When a given number of units has been successfully completed the qualification can be achieved.

Disclaimer: This is subject to change and courses running will be subject to the correct number of student enrolling.

This is a predominately a practical based course, with the incorporation of underpinning knowledge delivered through theory sessions. Both session types are led by specialised tutors. Practical assessments are carried out in the college site workshop area, you will also learn the developing principals and techniques to carpentry and joinery within this area. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

The topics typically, covered within this course include:

> How to carry out safe working practices in construction

> Knowledge of information, quantities and communication with others

> Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

> Carry out first fix flooring and roofing

>Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs

>Carry out second fixing operations

>Carry out carpentry maintenance

>Set up and operate a circular saw

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes as you will get dirty/dusty.

Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a great emphasis on this part of your education.

If you enrol on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be provided with and required to wear at all times (within the college workshop area) mandatory PPE as follows:

> Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)

> Approved safety glasses

> Approved hi-visibility vest

Course Assessment Method

You will undertake graded assessments through a range of methods including:

> Practical tasks

> Online Multi-Choice Test

> Paper based Tests

What's Next

This course can lead to careers within the construction industry. You may also wish to progress onto an apprenticeship programme within site carpentry or bench joinery.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Site Carpentry
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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