Carpentry and Joinery | City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry | Level 2

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0091-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


At Level 2 you will choose to specialise in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Studying Site Carpentry at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will give you the skills, confidence and underpinning knowledge to progress on to one of our Level 3 courses. This vocational course is the perfect starting point for a career in carpentry. You will gain an understanding of construction in a wider context and learn the vital skills needed to become a site carpenter. Our newly built construction centre provides industry-standard facilities where you can learn the vital skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry. Our expert teachers aim to provide a fun and exciting course that will give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed as a carpenter or joiner, as well as an understanding of the construction sector. You must complete the Level 1 course to start the Level 2 qualification.


Course Units

Site carpentry topics include:

  • First fix flooring and roofing
  • Second fixing operations
  • First fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carpentry maintenance
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Entry requirements

To study at Level 2 you must have completed the Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery course. For Level 1 you are required to have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths. Level 1 and Level 2 are both 1 year courses.

Your next steps...

Upon successful completion of this Level 2 course you will be able to progress on to further study, start an apprenticeship or seek employment. Future careers Residential or domestic carpenters: specialise in new builds; renovation extensions and loft conversions. Commercial carpenters: build and remodel commercial and public buildings such as offices; hospitals and shopping malls. Industrial carpenters: work on civil engineering projects and in industrial settings; create and set forms for pouring concrete; build tunnel bracing; partitions and concrete forms for tunnels; bridges; dams; power plants or sewers. Bench joiners: work in static workshops; create jointed pieces of carpentry; paying close attention to detail and following technical drawings and plans.