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Carpentry (Site) Level 2 Diploma at St Vincent College

Course description

You will learn all aspects of site carpentry, including building methods, first fixing, second fixing, structural carcassing and maintenance. You will also cover aspects of health and safety issues and how to maintain good working relationships, both with colleagues and customers. You will be trained by an experienced tradesperson in our purpose-designed Construction Centre.

You will be taught in a well-equipped workshop with all the up-todate resources associated with this type of course. You will have the opportunity to use this equipment to develop your skills in carpentry and joinery. You will be closely tutored in all aspects of the course. No-one is expected to struggle alone, though you will be expected to work effectively as an individual. Group work is also actively encouraged to allow you to benefit from the exchange of ideas and practices. Safety is a prime objective and you will be expected to provide suitable safety footwear.

Course content

The course is in unit form and you will be expected to complete all eight units for the full qualification.

  •  Safe Working Practices
  •  Information, Quantities and Communication
  •  Building Methods
  •  First Fixing
  •  Second Fixing
  •  Structural Carcassing
  •  Maintenance
  •  Circular Saw

An integral part of all of the units will be Health and Safety.

To support your learning you will be able to follow Functional Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

What qualification will you obtain?

On successful completion of the course you will obtain a certificate issued by the Construction Awards Alliance.

Throughout the course you will be able to use your work as evidence for all areas and levels of your Functional Skills.

If you are the kind of person who enjoys using your hands and would like to develop these skills, this is the ideal course for you!

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery


• Assessment portfolio
• Externally assessed examination
• Practical assessment

Future opportunities

Gain site experience to complete NVQ Level 2

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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