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Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Do you want to improve your employability opportunities in carpentry? Would you like to specialise in site carpentry? Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy putting your practical skills to good use? If the answer is yes, then this intermediate course is the next step you need to take towards employment in carpentry. In our purpose-built, industry standard construction facility, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in site carpentry with practical modules in construction technology and structural carcassing. You will also complete knowledge based modules in site safety and communication. These skills will enable you to progress further with the carpentry trade.

The course balances theory with hands-on experience to help you develop a basic knowledge of carpentry and joinery. You will learn how to carry out first and second fixing procedures, how to erect structural carcassing and how to operate a variety of power tools. You will cover a number of topics including health & safety, moving and handling materials, communication skills and the calculation of different quantities. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate new skills, including the completion of your practical tests.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need a Diploma in Wood Occupations, Level 1, and be genuinely interested in the construction industry.


You will complete a practical workbook, which will be marked as you complete each task.  You will also take online tests which are multiple choice questions.

Future opportunities

You may further develop you skills and become highly qualified by continuing onto the Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery, or by undertaking an Apprenticeship. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Malvern is homed to the College's Construction Centre of Excellence and provides the equipment and space necessary to deliver high quality practical tutoring of construction trades including: brickwork, wood occupations and painting and decorating. 

      Our building has six units; stretching front to back, the first four are accessible from the front door, the rear two are accessed via a ramp between units four and five. Fire escape access for the first four units are on the same level but for four and five you will need to travel down steps to return to the front of the building adjacent to the fire assembly points.