Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR2CJS (2324)|
Who is it for?
Having successfully developed basic hand tool skills through completing the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery this programme is designed to give you an understanding of Site Carpentry as a specialism within these trades. These specialist skills will improve your employability prospects with a Site Carpentry company and you will be working on the same course subjects as those on an Apprenticeship programme. Progress to Level 3 Site Carpentry or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.
Successful completion of Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery. English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above.
What does the course involve?
You will learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in Site Carpentry. We will cover topics related to quantities, communications and construction technology, and offer training in all areas of site carpentry in our purpose-built facility at the London Road Campus. This one-year course will build on the skills and techniques learnt at Level 1.
You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional Skills in English / Maths if appropriate. The course covers the following skills:
- Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
- Carry out first fix frames, partitions, and stairs
- Carry out second fixing operations
- Carry out carpentry maintenance
- Set up and operate a circular saw
- The principles of construction, information, and communication
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test.
How much does it cost?
All materials are provided as well as tools, equipment and PPE. We recommend that you provide your own steel capped footwear for use in the workshop.
On completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry . An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Carpentry or Joinery. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships
Students have the opportunity of entering local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition
You will be expected to partake in work placements, usually two days a week and industry-related.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
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