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Site Carpentry Level Two Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed as site joiners. The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

Course content

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • First fixing operations
  • Second fixing operations
  • Erecting structural carcasing
  • Building maintenance
  • Circular saws and their uses

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above
  • Level One Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent qualifications
  • Satisfactory record of achievement/references
  • Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
  • A satisfactory interview


Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the eight units.

Future opportunities

This course is specifically related to site carpentry. However, the skills learned and the technical detail involved would help to prepare for employment or study in one of the other related wood occupations such as, roofing, bench joinery and shop-fitting or as a labourer. Level two is the minimum standard for entering the construction industry and this qualification will demonstrate that this has been met in a college environment.

 You could progress onto courses such as the:

  • Level Three Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Joinery

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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