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Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

The course is designed to provide the opportunity for you to gain a recognised qualification in construction.  It will benefit those who are experienced in carpentry and joinery or those who wish to gain employment in carpentry and joinery.  The achievement of this qualification can also act as a progression route onto a NVQ in Wood Occupations Level 2.

Course content

For this award you will study six units. When candidates have passed all six units, they must then pass a phase test and a job knowledge test. The job knowledge test is set externally but completed on-line at the College. The phase test is a practical assessment which you will undertake in the workshop upon successful completion of the units below.

Units for the qualification consist of: • 

  • Understanding information and communication
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Carrying out first fixing operations
  • Carrying out second fixing operations
  • Carrying out structural carcassing
  • Carrying out maintenance to carpentry work

As well as this main qualification you will also have the opportunity to study for a short Construction related qualification.  You will also receive a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities and study one Functional Skill at your appropriate level in either Application of Number, Communication or Information Technology.

Continuous assessment methods are used. These are carried out by College Assessors. There are also mandatory external tests as described above. The Functional Skills assessment will be determined by your entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. Additional support will be provided if required. However, a good level of Maths and English would be an advantage. As part of the admissions procedure you will have an interview with a member of the curriculum team and also undertake initial assessments in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.

Future opportunities

Successful trainees can progress to an NVQ Level 2 in Site Carpentry or a Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry.

Related careers
Carpenter or joiner Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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