CG L2 Dip in Site Carpentry

What is this course about?

This course is a progression from the Level 1 Study Programme to further develop skills in site carpentry. It’s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely, using initiative as well as having site carpentry skills. As a College we will be reinforcing the values expected in industry to give students the skills to be successful in work and life. Throughout the course the students will be assessed on their practical skills and their knowledge of the subject.
To achieve this qualification you will have to successfully complete all seven units within the course along with an externally set Knowledge Test and a Practical Synoptic Profile. Students may also complete Functional Skills as part of this course; this aspect of the qualification may not be directly linked to the trade but will improve their wider education. Each student will be encouraged to take part in enrichment activities.
Unit Titles:-
Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
Carry out safe working practices in construction
Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
Information, quantities and communicating with others
Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
Building methods and construction technology
Know how to carry out first fixing operations
Carry out first fixing operations
Know how to carry out second fixing
Carry out second fixing
Know how to erect structural carcassing
Erect structural carcassing
Know how to carry out maintenance
Carry out maintenance
Know how to set up and operate a circular saw
Set up and operate and circular saw

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above. BTEC
Introductory qualification
appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another
relevant Level 1 or Foundation
qualification. You will have a preinduction
interview/assessment to make
sure this is the right level for you.

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CG L2 Dip in Site Carpentry

Start: 01/09/2020
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
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How is it taught

Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up to date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and all staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resources Centres or one of the special study workshops in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. The workshops are large and spacious and are well equipped. It will be necessary for students to undertake some research on an individual basis to help support the learning of the underpinning knowledge aspect of the course.Online support is also provided through the college VLE portal, Canvas.

How will I be assessed?

Students are frequently assessed both in the practical environment and in the classroom. There are seven theoretical unit end tests, various practical models and a final practical assessment. The final theoretical test is an online test on the knowledge gained throughout the course.

What else do I need to know?


As part of the course the college promotes an open environment which encourages support from parents and guardians. Expert tutors are readily available to answer any questions relating to the course and you are encouraged to speak to them if you have any questions. This course will give you an excellent knowledge of the industry and the opportunity to progress further within the construction industry.

What could I do next?


On successful completion of this Level 2 Study Programme Diploma in Site Carpentry you could be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry. If you gain employment in the industry you could become an Apprentice, studying for an Apprenticeship Standard in Site or Bench Carpentry.
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