Building Trades | Carpentry & Joinery City & Guilds Certificate Level 2 | Northbrook College

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Course Code: FE0268-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: 03 Sep 2020 Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

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This fun and exciting course will give you the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Through project work, assignments and site visits, this course will help you develop confidence, as well as skills such as customer service and an understanding of the construction industry, including environmental issues.

The course is taught by industry-experienced tradespeople and our facilities simulate real-work environments to help prepare you for employment as a professional carpenter.

Entry requirements

In order to join this course, you need to have completed the City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Carpentry & Joinery) Level 1.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Construction information and communication

Why this course at the MET?

  • Newly refurbished workshops
  • Facilities simulate the real workplace
  • Professional tools and machinery
  • Industry-experienced staff
  • High tech classrooms
  • Excellent links with employers


Students practical and theory work is assessed throughout the year. Students are required to produce subject specific assignments for theory before taking exams to complete each unit.

Practical training projects are assessed before progressing to a practical test.


Further study and future careers

Further study

You can progress to a Level 3 qualification, which will cover  foremanship, running sites and setting up a business.

Future careers

  • Site carpenter
  • Apprentice
  • Self-employed builder
  • Residential/domestic carpenter
  • Commercial premises carpenter
  • Foreman
Further study and future careers

Course fees

You do not have to pay fees if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status, or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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