Is the course for me?
The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.
The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry comprises:
◙ General Core Units
◙ Occupation-specific Units
◙ A practical Synoptic Assignment
◙ Multi choice Unit end Tests
◙ On-line testing of Knowledge – GOLA.
What does the course involve?
You will learn about:
◘ Information, quantities and communicating with others
◘ Building methods and construction technology
◘ How to carry out first fix operations
◘ How to carry out second fix operations
◘ How to erect structural carcassing
◘ How to carry out maintenance
◘ How to set up and operate a circular saw
How will I learn?
You will learn in a variety of ways:
Group and individual study
Oral questioning at the end of each practical assessment
Multi choice Unit end Tests
The use of on-line facilities
Considerable home study is required
The course consists of a series of College set practical assessments plus a practical Synoptic Assignment , written assignments and multi choice unit end tests On-line testing of Knowledge – GOLA ; together they consolidate the theory knowledge gained during group and individual study with the communication skills necessary to implement good working practices in the Site Carpentry industry.
What will I need for the course?
Steel toe boots or shoes (when in the workshops), all other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be supplied by the College.
Black or Blue pen for written work
2H or 3H pencil for drawing and practical assessments, an eraser and pencil sharpener.
All other drawing and marking equipment will be supplied as and when required.
All materials, hand tools and Portable Power Tools will be supplied by the College.
What options are open to me if I successfully complete the course?
This is a nationally recognised qualification that provides a progression route towards a Level 2/3 Diploma in Site Carpentry.
Once you have gained employment in your chosen industry discipline, you can work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2/3 in that chosen discipline.
Or you may continue your studies at Level 3 Diploma in your chosen discipline.
What qualifications or experience do I need to get on the course?
None specific to the Carpentry and Joinery Industry, but the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and good English and maths skills are an advantage.
Total commitment to work hard and meet the required standards in all areas of the course.
Length and start date of the course:
Please contact the College for further information about duration and start dates.
Please contact the College for further information about fees and funding.