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Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course has been designed to develop your practical skills and knowledge through real training in industry standard workshop environments. You will learn how to carry out second fixing and structural carcassing operations, whilst gaining an understanding of construction technology, information, quantities and communication. You will also learn and apply the principles of health and safety.


What Does The Programme Include

You will complete work books and assignments using online resources. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects with New College Stamford.

Entry Requirements

Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 or equivalent, or relevant industry experience.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Theory exam and a practical synoptic assignment. All candiates must achieve the mandatory employer involvement. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice to enable you to be successful in the actual assessments.

Additional Information

You will be required to supply your own black full length work trousers, black polo shirt and black sweatshirts and safety footwear for the workshop, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop. You will also need course specific text books and stationery. You will be sent a full list of materials and equipment prior to enrolment.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Diploma Level 3 or to job roles such as an Apprentice Site Carpenter, Trainee Carpenter or Trainee Joiner. Dependent on your ability, you may continue your studies with the Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment with a view to progressing to university or into managerial apprenticeship.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • 201 Principles of Building
  • 202 Structural Carpentry
  • 203 Non-Structural Carpentry prior to Plastering
  • 204 Non-Structural Carpentry following Plastering
  • 205 Timber Technology and the use of Circular Saw.


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