Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Carpentry and Joinery - Level 2 Diploma (Site Carpentry)

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Course Code: FE0268-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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

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

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

Potential Careers

Carpenter or joiner

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.

ENTRY £16,049

AVERAGE £23,303


Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
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