The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry qualification is aimed at apprentices wanting to gain professional level skills in the application of site carpentry techniques for the purpose of constructing and fitting onsite various structural timber elements including joists, roofs, entrances, timber framed buildings and other structural elements constructed erected and fitted onsite.
Learners will attend training on a 'one day per week' basis to study the Diploma in Site Carpentry for the practical and theory elements. This includes end of unit practical and multiple-choice tests. Whilst at work you will need to gather evidence of competence for your NVQ qualification. The NVQ is assessed by the gathering of photographic evidence, witness testimonies and on-site visits from your tutor / assessor.
Updated August 2017
Entry will be based on a combination of GCSE passes, previous work experience, achievement on a relevant progression course and results of an online assessment – this will be discussed at an interview. Maths and English at Level C or above would be preferable.
Mandatory units / optional units:
- Conforming to General Safety in the Workplace
- Conforming to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace
- Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace
- Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace
- Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace
- Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace
- Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
- Setting Up and Using Circular Saws in the Workplace
- Application of Number Level 1
- Communication Level 1
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Diploma Level 3 Site Carpentry. Having obtained this industry recognised qualification you will be able to progress into a variety of different fields in the construction sector and potentially go into site management.
This course will give you the skills and qualification to progress into higher education in related subjects or managerial roles within the industry.
Apprentices are assigned a training mentor, who will visit them regularly to ensure they are happy with their progress and that they are on track to achieve.
It will take between 12 - 24 months to complete the apprenticeship framework, dependent on ability and prior experience.