Site Carpentry Level 2 Technical Certificate 

Gain the theory and skills needed to start working on site.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Guildford College

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This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry is aimed at those who are looking to work in the construction industry, specifically as a site carpenter. A site carpenter has the skills and knowledge to cut, fasten, carve and design objects made of wood or other materials, and plays an important part of any construction team.

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and training or to enter the world of work as a site carpenter.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of construction
  • Structural carpentry
  • Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
  • Non-structural carpentry following plastering
  • Timber technology and the use of a circular saw

The units are designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used.

On successful completion, you will be awarded the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry.

This qualification could lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including carpentry and joinery, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a site carpenter.

You will ideally need to have completed a L1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and will have 3 GCSEs at grade 2 including English language and maths.

You will need to secure 1 week’s work placement in the relevant industry.

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