Site Carpentry Cskills Level 2 Diploma at Bedford College
This Level 2 course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This course will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industry-recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.
During this course you will study three core units:
- Health and safety
- Understanding Technical Information
- Understanding Construction Technology.
You will also study the following additional units:
- Carrying out structural carcassing operations
- Carrying out first fixings operations
- Carrying out second fixings operations
- Carrying out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
- Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
To begin this course you will need to have completed the Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills, or an equivalent level qualification in carpentry. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you may be asked to complete a skills assessment.
You will be continuously assessed as the course progresses, with your skills and knowledge being measured against set standards as the units of training are completed. There will also be a practical exam and a series of unit tests.
This course could be free! You will be eligible if you are aged 19-24 on the 31st August of the year you are starting your course and are actively seeking employment and in receipt of a means tested benefit (such as job seekers, housing benefit, council tax benefit). Please note you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.
On successful completion of this course you could progress to Carpentry Level 3. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a carpentry apprentice, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 2 within Bedford College by collecting work-based evidence.
Students who are motivated and committed can advance at a faster rate. Completion time for adults will depend on the outcome of prior assessment of your current skills and experience, together with your attendance. After this is completed, individual training plans can be devised. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, to take part in this course, you will be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £20 for a course textbook to aid your studies. You will also need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedford College directly.