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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry

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Course Description

If you’re the type of person who likes to roll up their sleeves and get things done, then you would be the perfect person to study our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Middleton, Greater Manchester. In particular, it’s located in our state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre.

The building is one of the most sought-after places for trades-based training in the region – featuring 6,500 square-metres of the newest and most cutting edge equipment.

Our Carpentry and Joinery workshops are amongst the most impressive parts of the facility, giving you access to all the tools, machinery and equipment needed to take your first steps in this timeless trade.

Under the guidance of our expert tutors who have worked in the industry themselves, you’ll develop the intermediate knowledge and hand skills required to begin a successful career in the industry as a site carpenter.

Ultimately, you’ll become comfortable in a busy hands-on environment and finish the course feeling confident in your ability to progress and secure employment.

*This course is taught at our Middleton Campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSE passes (grade 4 or above), including English and Maths

Entrants who do not have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths will continue studying these at the college


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Carpentry and Joinery.

The following topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to progress in the sector:

  • Principles of construction
  • Structural carpentry
  • Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering
  • Non-structural carpentry following plastering
  • Timber technology and the use of a circular saw

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course. However, the carpentry and joinery workshop is designed to replicate a workplace environment and will allow you to feel comfortable in a professional setting.


This qualification will allow you to progress into employment, including higher job roles such as an advanced craft site carpenter.

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