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Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery at Leeds City College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry builds on the content of the foundation learning programme in Joinery, further developing your knowledge and skills in College rather than in a working environment.

Course content

You will learn by a series of extended practical exercises in well-equipped workshops, backed up by relevant classroom theory.

You will cover the following units:

Carry out safe working practices in construction

Information, quantities and communicating with others

Building methods and construction technology

Carry out first fixing operations

Carry out second fixing, erect structural carcassing

Carry out maintenance

Set up and operate a circular saw

Construct a Timber Frame Entrance

You also study functional skills Maths & English if required

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D-E including Maths and English, or a foundation degree (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D-G), or NVQ1 or satisfactory completion of a foundation learning programme with a minimum of 37 credits (at level 1).

If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.


Your progress is assessed throughout the year. You will develop a variety of construction skills which will be tested by practical demonstrationof your competence throughout the course. You will also undertake written assessments and sit an online exam.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a Level 3 Construction Diploma (Wood Occupations) offered at Keighley College. You could also progress onto an Apprenticeship and work towards an NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations, or into employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 April 2018
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