Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Course Content

The course is designed for learners who wish to gain a hands-on appreciation of core craft and associated fields of study surrounding sustainable building, social issues and entrepreneurial skills. You will acquire the introductory knowledge and skills relevant to the construction industry in the above disciplines whilst working in a supportive environment.

The course offers students an opportunity to develop hands on practical skills in a real working environment with own autonomy, covering all aspects of bricklaying, scaffolding, setting out and related areas. The course consists of units that include:

» An introduction to the industry

» Estimating

» Methods of working

» Building design

» Construction

Key-skills are also included in communications, information technology and mathematics.

In addition to the core elements a programme of tutorials and enrichment activities and topics are provided.

Upon completion of the course you will receive the relevant Diploma Level 2. Success in Key Skills will also be certificated.

Special Features

The programme features realistic working environments with all the necessary Health and Safety rules and regulations found on construction sites or joinery workshops.

Students studying the bench joinery course are instructed in the use of specialised joinery machinery and in the manufacture of joinery product such as stairs, window frames and casements.

Entry Qualifications

Foundation Construction Award at Level 1 or Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent. (Experienced workers will be considered subject to skills match profile.)


Students can progress onto level 3 Diploma programme and have the opportunity to apply for carpentry and joinery apprentice programmes.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.