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Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

These courses are a progression from the Level 1 courses to further develop skills in your chosen trade. It’s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely and use initiative as well as having skills.

Course content

This course is a progression from the Level 1 course to further develop skills in site carpentry. ItÕs about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely, using initiative as well as having site carpentry skills. As a College we will be reinforcing the values expected in industry to give students the skills to be successful in work and life. Throughout the course the students will be assessed on their practical skills and their knowledge of the subject. To achieve this qualification you will have to successfully complete all seven units within the course along with an externally set Knowledge Test and a Practical Synoptic Profile. Students may also complete Functional Skills as part of this course; this aspect of the qualification may not be directly linked to the trade but will improve their wider education. Each student will be encouraged to take part in enrichment activities.Unit Titles:-Know how to carry out safe working practices in constructionCarry out safe working practices in constructionKnowledge of information, quantities and communicating with othersInformation, quantities and communicating with othersKnowledge of building methods and construction technologyBuilding methods and construction technologyKnow how to carry out first fixing operationsCarry out first fixing operationsKnow how to carry out second fixing Carry out second fixingKnow how to erect structural carcassingErect structural carcassingKnow how to carry out maintenanceCarry out maintenanceKnow how to set up and operate a circular sawSet up and operate and circular saw

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in your chosen trade.

Assessment

Students are frequently assessed both in the practical environment and in the classroom. There are seven theoretical unit end tests, various practical models and a final practical assessment. The final theoretical test is an online test on the knowledge gained throughout the course.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry you could be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Wood Machining. If you gain employment in the industry you could become an Apprentice, studying for an NVQ in Site Carpentry.

Further information

As part of the course the college promotes an open environment which encourages support from parents and guardians. Expert tutors are readily available to answer any questions relating to the course and you are encouraged to speak to them if you have any questions. This course will give you an excellent knowledge of the industry and the opportunity to progress further within the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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