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Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma at Lowestoft College

Course description

Level 2 is focused on Site Carpentry covering 1st and 2nd fix as well as structural work; all the carpentry skills required for building new homes, extensions, renovations and maintenance.

Course content

Following your initial assessment, an individual learning plan is created which will highlight your strengths and details any areas of need. 

The course is broken down into units focusing on specific areas which are then assessed. This will allow us to check your progress before the next module begins. Don’t worry! Each unit is carefully programmed and delivered to ensure you receive training appropriate for you.  

During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. 

The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site.

Areas covered include:

  • Safe working practices
  • First fixing: flooring, studwork, stairs, frames etc
  • Second fixing: architrave, skirting, hanging doors, fitting kitchens etc
  • Principles of construction and information
  • Structural carcassing: joists, truss rafter roofs
  • Building maintenance: splicing timber, guttering

Entry requirements

Your entry level will be assessed based on any previous experience you may have, initial aptitude test results and from discussing your goals and aspirations. 

No matter what level you start at each course prepares you for the next to allow you to progress and maximise your potential. 


Practical work is assessed against awarding body criteria in the workshop. Theory is assessed via multiple choice exams both online and paper-based at the end of each unit.

Future opportunities

After completing this course you may choose to continue with your training by joining the Level 3 or another construction-related course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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