Level 2 Diploma Site Carpentry

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 2
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Study Mode:
Full Time
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Awarded by:
CITB Cskills (Construction Industry Training Board)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This intermediate course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to prepare you for further study, or your first steps towards a career in carpentry and joinery.

You will develop strong practical skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to follow technical drawings and plans. You will demonstrate sound teamwork skills, and good maths skills.
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You will train in our carpentry and joinery workshop complete with industry standard hand tools and machinery.

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You will gain the knowledge and skills required to work within the carpentry and joinery industry. The units studied develop both written and practical skills for the workplace. You will get the opportunity to develop your skills in a real working environment.

The study programme is designed to allow students to demonstrate and showcase the skills learned within sessions. You will be encouraged to enter internal and external carpentry and joinery competitions.


  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Carry out first fixing operations
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out structural carcassing operations
  • Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
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Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

At the end of each unit, you will answer knowledge based questions. The Level 2 exam will test your knowledge using a multiple-choice format.

You will receive a series of practical tasks to carry out prior to your final assignment.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

Our construction team have strong links with many construction companies, including:
  • Sir Robert McAlpines
  • Robertson Construction
  • Tollent.

Regular guest speakers and enrichment activities are organised for throughout the year.
We encourage our students to enter regional and national competitions, such as the World Skills Show, and will support you throughout your journey.


You will have the opportunity to gain work experience with a local construction company. In previous years, community projects have been undertaken under the supervision of college staff or in cohesion with a nominated company.

You could progress to Level 3 Site Carpentry at New College Durham.

Meet our students

Jack Coyle

Jack Coyle

Jack is now employed as a full-time joiner.


What else?

For further information, visit Cskills.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview with one of our construction team.
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Entry Criteria

You will hold a Level 1 qualification in carpentry and joinery, and will be skilled in carrying out practical tasks.

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required and a keen attitude and interest in the subject would be beneficial.