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Site Carpentry Diploma - Level 2 at Crawley College

Course description

You’ll be working at an intermediate level, in our simulated site environment or workshop. As a site carpenter, you’ll learn how to fit joists, studwork, trusses and even kitchens.

This course focuses on practical activity but includes some written theory and portfolio building, consists of the following units:

  • CSA-L1Core01 Health, safety and welfare in the construction and associated industries.
  • CSA-L2Core04 Understanding information, quantities and communication with others.
  • CSA-L2Core05 Understanding construction technology.
  • CSA-L1Occ11  Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
  • CSA-L2Occ36  Carry out first fixing operations.
  • CSA-L2Occ37  Carry out second fixing operations.
  • CSA-L2Occ38  Carry out structural carcassing operations.
  • CSA-L2Occ39  Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work.

At this intermediate level, working in our simulated site environment, you will learn a wide variety of practical skills (and theoretical knowledge), which will prepare you for working on site. You will learn to fit joists, studwork, trusses, doors and frames, skirting, architrave, staircases and kitchens amongst other things. There will be a number of theory assessments with a final practical assignment to complete the qualification.

Course is approximately 40% theory, 60% practical. You will need to provide pens, pencils and drawing equipment for the theory side as well as safety footwear. Other Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied as necessary.

You will be expected to undertake Functional Skills at an appropriate level for you as part of this course.

Entry requirements

You will have completed the Level 1 programme in Carpentry and Bench Joinery.


This course consists of approximately 60% practical and 40% theory based activities. You will produce a portfolio of your assignments.

Financial information

16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. However they are required to pay for other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Students aged over 19 on the start date of their studies, have to pay tuition fees. In addition they are expected to pay awarding body registration and exam fees, other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Some students may be eligible for a fee concession, although in most cases some element of the fees will have to be paid.

Please note: Other costs (books, uniforms, trips, materials etc) will be £25.00. You may be entitled to a reduction if you are eligible for financial support. For more information on this and other financial support options please contact Admissions on 01293 442201/205/206 or 453474 (Haywards Heath 01444 446848) or visit the website Why Choose Us section for more information.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry or a Level 2/3 Apprenticeship here you'll earn while you learn.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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