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Technical Certificate in Site Joinery - Level 2

Overview

This 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 out of wood or other materials and plays an important part of any construction team.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of at least grade 4/C in English and maths.
  • A relevant foundation construction award or a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery including English and maths
  • If the applicant has trade experience a basic aptitude test will be required.

Consideration will be given to 19+ learners who may not have formal qualifications but industry experience. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

You will also need to supply a written reference either from a recent education institution or employer. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admissions@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

 

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1573A1060FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical assessment
  • Theory tests
  • Online test
  • Health and safety test

What does the course lead to?

The primary aim of this qualification is to help you prepare for progression into a Level 3 apprenticeship.

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress into the world of work as a site carpentry apprentice.

It covers the following skills:

  • 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
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting for a site carpentry Level 3 Apprentice. This may be working for a house-building company, a property development company or working as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.

How do I apply?

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