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Site Carpentry & Joinery C&G Level 2 Diploma at Macclesfield College

Course description

This course will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

Course content

During this course you will cover the following units which will develop both your theoretical knowledge and your practical application:

  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities, and communicating with others 
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • First fixing operations
  • Second fixing
  • Erect structural carcassing
  • Carry out maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above. If you have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, however learners with the relevant experience or a keen desire to excel in the specialist area would be considered on an individual basis.

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


Assessment of each unit will be by internal testing along with a mandatory series of 
questions. Also Synoptic practical assignments and an outline test covering the core units and the occupational units. 

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Future opportunities

On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

  • Apply to study a Level 3 programme in the same or similar discipline
  • Apply for an Apprenticeship in the construciton industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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