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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2CJS (2021)
  • 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. You will also need to have a successful interview with the tutor.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will learn to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry. The course covers the following skills:

    • Principles of building construction, information and communication
    • carry out first fix flooring and roofing
    • carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
    • carry out second fix operations
    • carry out carpentry maintenance
    • set up and operating a circular saw.

    Skills and knowledge will cover all of the carpentry practices undertaken in industry and will include door hanging, ironmongery, fitting and fixing of mouldings, kitchen fitting and boxing-in services, installing joists and erecting roof structures and associated details.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work is continually assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. The Principles of Construction is assessed via an on-line exam.

  • 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.

  • Additional Notes

    All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

  • 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 on the application page. 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:

Ben Yates

Ben Yates

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.

George Payton

George Payton

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.

Lloyd Southern

Lloyd Southern

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.

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Career Options

  • Carpenters and joiners

    Up to £33,000

  • Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors

    Up to £48,000


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