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Site Carpentry Intermediate (Level 2)

This Intermediate study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This study programme will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industry-recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • Site Carpentry BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills
Duration: 2 Years
  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in carpentry.

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Health and safety
    • Understanding Technical Information
    • Understanding Construction Technology
    • You will also study the following additional units: 
      • Carrying out structural carcassing operations
      • Carrying out first fixings operations
      • Carrying out second fixings operations
      • Carrying out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work
      • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills


Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed as the study programme progresses, with your skills and knowledge being measured against set standards as the units of training are completed. There will also be a practical exam and a series of unit tests.

Qualifications

Site Carpentry Cskills Level 2 Diploma

Plus:

  • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you could progress to Carpentry Level 3. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a carpentry apprentice, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 2 within Bedford College by collecting work-based evidence.

Additional information

Students who are motivated and committed can advance at a faster rate. Completion time for adults will depend on the outcome of prior assessment of your current skills and experience, together with your attendance. After this is completed, individual training plans can be devised. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, to take part in this course, you will be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £20 for a course textbook to aid your studies. You will also need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your course.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 11/09/2017 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Cauldwell Street C869

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Accessibility
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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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