Level 2 Technical in Site Carpentry (direct entry route)
Develop the skills and knowledge you need to enter the carpentry and joinery trade in the construction industry.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable if you have a keen interest in wood occupations, with a focus on site carpentry, and have met the entry requirements.
You need GCSE grade 4 or the equivalent in Mathematics and English.
What will you learn?
The core subjects can be transferred to other construction courses, once achieved:
- Health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Principles of construction, building and communication
Trade specific subjects:
- Basic carpentry and joinery skills
- Care, maintenance and use of woodworking hand tools
- Safe set-up and use of woodworking portable power tools
- An introduction to technical drawing
- Use of woodworking power tools and machinery, both hand-held and fixed
- Timber technology
- The principles of construction
- Structural carpentry
- Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
- Non-structural carpentry following plastering
- Timber technology and the use of circular saws
Employers hosting work experience placements will be involved in elements of training and assessment as part of the course. Your training will focus on a synoptic assessment, which will test your ability in both practical and theory elements.
How will you learn?
You will learn on-site, in the classroom and in the practical workshop. There may be some requirement to complete work online, but this will be kept to a minimum.
While we make every endeavour to run programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to cancel those which do not enrol sufficient numbers to make them viable.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will need to supply your own basic stationery, notebook, padlock, safety footwear, work trousers and safety glasses.
You will also be required to purchase a Derby College Group sweat shirt and polo shirt once you have started the course.
As you progress through the course, there is an expectation that you will purchase a basic tool kit once you are settled into your studies.
How will you be assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the course:
- A portfolio of ongoing training and assessment in both practical and theory work, which will be graded for quality and content
- Synoptic assessment of both practical and theory within the first six months
- Final skills assessment which will be graded against set criteria
- Final knowledge assessment in the form of a multiple-choice exam
There is the potential to enter an apprenticeship in site carpentry, progress to the Level 3 programme or progress to the Level 2 architectural joinery courses, either full time or as an apprentice.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Carpenters and Joiners
Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
Paper and Wood Machine Operatives
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Course Information Last Updated On: March 9, 2023 4:15 pm