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Site Carpentry:Level 2 at Suffolk New College

Course description

This study programme is aimed at providing you with a range of skills necessary to build a career in the carpentry industry, teaching you skills in our modern workshops. You have the opportunity to show off your skills by participating in national and local competitions, such as Skill Build and World Skills. To help prepare you for the world of work, you will visit relevant exhibitions and construction sites, as well as spend some time working on community projects outside the College. The study programme will also develop your personal, social and employability skills. You will learn about the trade and find out what you need to get a job by attending a range of talks by local and national employers.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

Course content

Learn the techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled carpenter, including learning how to make a set of stairs and hang a variety of doors through the techniques used in roof work. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops and classrooms under guidance from highly qualified and experienced staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery or have an equivalent level of experience in the industry. 

Financial information

Tuition Costs 

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt, work trousers, carpenters pencil, tape measure and textbook Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma (ISBN 9781408521267)

Future opportunities

98% of students who completed this programme have progressed onto the next level of study with some further work based learning, working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out site carpentry to first and second fixing (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists).

Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there, or online at 

Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382 738 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: ECJ92F0
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