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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 2 at West Suffolk College

Course description

This course is for learners who have completed the Carpentry and Joinery Level One Diploma, who have not yet gained employment and wish to continue their studies.


Course content

Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others. Information, quantities and communication. Knowledge of building methods and construction technology. Building methods and construction technology. Know how to carry out first fixing operations. Carry out first fixing operations. Know how to carry out second fixing. Carry out second fixing. Know how to erect structural carcassing. Erect structural carcassing.

Know how to carry out maintenance. Carry out maintenance. Know how to set up and operate a circular saw. Set up and operate a circular saw. Carry out a synoptic practical assignment or end test and theory end tests.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Progression to Carpentry and Joinery.



Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry


Future opportunities

Learners who have completed the course may either progress onto the Level Three Diploma (Carpentry and Joinery) full time course, or gain employment and join the apprenticeship programme on a day release course at the College.

Of the students who completed this course last year 6% continued with Further Education and 65% secured employment.


Further information

2 A4 ring binders, A4 lined pad, Pens, Pencils 2H, Scale rule, Compass, Protractor, Rubber, 3m tape measure, all of which can be purchased at the college shop. You will need steel toe cap boots, for your workshop lesson.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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