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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 working 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 Stamford College.

Entry Requirements

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

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will complete a theory exam and a practical synoptic assignment. As well as a mandatory employer placement. 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 require a uniform consisitng of black full length work trousers, black polo shirt and black sweatshirts and safety footwear for the workshop, which can be purchased on our website, 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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