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Carpentry Level 2 Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Our construction courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including:

  • Work experience with businesses like Willmott Dixon, CEC Electrical and Heat Safe Ltd
  • Opportunities to enter WorldSkills competitions to showcase your skills against the best students from around the world
  • Engagement with guest speakers from businesses like Willmott Dixon
  • Access to free training, tools and an opportunity to work in construction through dry lining specialist, Grays, thanks to NHC’s partnership with the Construction Skills Academy.

Carpentry: you’ll learn the skills needed as a carpenter to cut, join, shape and construct timber structures such as floors, studwork and roofs and to install items such as skirting boards, doors, kitchen units and staircases. You’ll learn how to use and maintain a wide variety of both hand tools and power tools. You’ll develop and use a keen eye for detail and accurate measurement in the reading and producing of plans and drawings.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Construction technology
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Carrying out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work.

Entry requirements

A level 1 qualification in a relevant subject area, passed with merit or distinction grade - plus maths and English grade D or above, or functional skills level 1 maths and English


This course is assessed through assignments, projects, practical and online tests. You’ll also sit exams if you’re doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

If you are over 18, please speak to a client advisor.

Possible charges for any trips, visits, materials and uniform if required offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance. Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.


Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • Level 3 courses including level 3 diploma in site carpentry
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017
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