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City & Guilds – Site Carpentry – Level 2 Technical Certificate


Level 2



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

Our well-equipped new Technology and Future Skills Centre has individual workstations for you to develop your practical skills. In Carpentry and Joinery you will learn how to carry out basic carpentry including woodworking joints and the use of hand and power tools. You will learn about the importance of safe working practices. 

You will need to have an interest in construction and be able to cope with the physical requirements of working in this industry. The course is designed to prepare you for a career in construction so you will need to show you are a good team player and be flexible to carry out other duties when required. 

Completion of a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery, or an equivalent qualification. GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Maths or Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.


This is a more advanced programme which will develop your trade skills to a recognised industry standard. We have two workshops, with individual workstations / benches for you to develop your practical skills.  

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries 
  • Understand information, quantities and communication with others 
  • Understanding construction technology 
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools 
  • Carry out first fixing operations 
  • Carry out second fixing operations 
  • Carry out structural carcassing operations 
  • Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work 


Coursework and final assessment. 


Fast-track to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery or straight into employment. 


You will get involved with charity fundraising activities with local and national employers and voluntary organisations which provide community skills valued by employers. 


Our £3.9 million Technology & Future Skills Centre opened in September 2016. The modern two storey building provides the best teaching and workshop space for our Bricklaying, Motor Vehicle and Electrical and Carpentry courses.