Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry

T Level Transition Course

Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry

T Level Transition Course

Course Code: L2COCA Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Aldershot Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    
Aldershot College

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About the course

Are you looking to become a carpenter? If so, this course is an ideal stepping stone to your dream career. You will work with a range of tools and perfect techniques to produce work to a professional standard. On completion of the course, you will feel prepared for a more advanced training programme or to start work as an apprentice.

  • Learn in our purpose-built construction college in Aldershot
  • Our lecturers have lots of useful experience to share with you
  • We have strong links with employers for Apprenticeships
  • You will have the opportunity to take in challenging local and national competition, including SkillBuild

Carpenters construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks. They also cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres. This makes it both a hands-on and creative subject to study.

Who is this programme for?

This course is ideal for School Leavers who have completed a level 1 Carpentry course, or have relevant experience, and wish to pursue a career in carpentry. Upon completion candidates will be awarded the City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry.


Students must purchase protective work wear and safety footwear in order to comply with health & safety requirements. Financial assistance may be available to help with the cost. Click here to find out more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

How will I be taught?

Candidates will be taught using a mixture of theory and practical lessons. All practical lessons will take place in our purpose-built workshops under the instruction of staff with extensive industry experience.

What modules are covered?

The qualification comprises of the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • First fix flooring and roofing
  • First fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Second fixing operations
  • Carpentry maintenance
  • Set up and operation of a circular saw
  • Work experience (two weeks)


How will I be assessed?

  • Online tests
  • Multiple-choice papers
  • Practical assessment

Your future

What Next?

Many of our Level 2 students progress to the Intermediate Apprenticeship in SIte Carpentry or to employment within the industry.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

This course is for students progressing from the level 1 course. 

From school:

  • Five GCSEs at grades 4 and above (including English and maths)

From college:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and maths at level 2 or higher)

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Course Enquiry

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You can apply for this course online.

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