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Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for 16-18 year olds who wish to start a career in the construction industry, but are currently unemployed or working in a different industry.

Course content

You will study building methods and construction technology, how to carry out first fix operations, how to carry out second fix operations, how to erect structural carcassing, how to carry out maintenance and how to set up and operate power tools and equipment. Ideal if you would like to further develop both the skills and knowledge as joiner.

Entry requirements

You should have two GCSEs at Grade D or above in English and Maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification and have an interest in carpentry and joinery. You will progress through our selection procedure which consists of an initial assessment and interview.


Your progress will be assessed by written and practical tests within the college and a final online multiple choice test.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could gain employment or consider setting up your own business, or progress onto a CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.