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Carpentry & Joinery Site Construction — Level 2 Diploma

Construction Trades

Course ID: 173867

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • A fantastic course for mature students seeking to build on their knowledge and skill set.
  • An enjoyable challenge for the mathematically-minded and problem solvers.
  • A great opportunity to work as part of a team, reflecting future work environments.
  • Gain invaluable support from our highly experienced teaching team.
  • Study and learn in our safe, inclusive and friendly teaching environment.
  • Level 2 Diploma.

What to expect from the course

Timber has been used for thousands of years, and it's still an important construction material. It is used throughout the industry, and working with it can be extremely varied and rewarding.

Overall, woodworkers will need to enjoy using their hands, as well as a variety of both hand and power tools. Good hand-eye co-ordination is essential, as are accurate measuring skills.

Organisation and team working skills are also important. And with jobs being carried out both inside and out, there's the added advantage of variety to the work.

A building isn't all about bricks and mortar. Timber is an essential part of just about every structure, and it's the carpenter and joiner's job to prepare it and put it into place on a construction site. It's a skilled job that utilises special tools,and often involves many different kinds of wood.

If you enjoy using your hands, have good hand and eye co-ordination and enjoy being part of a team then a carpenter or joiner could be the ideal role for you. You'll need to be good at maths as you'll be calculating angles and measurements.

This full level 2 course is aimed at students who have a relevant Level 1 qualification or who are 19 or over. It enables the prospective students to identify an entry route into their chosen trade area. The course is suitable for mature students or those with some experience in their chosen trade.

The course allows unemployed students to gain a Construction Diploma Level 2 which is the underpinning knowledge of NVQ 2.


CSkills Awards Construction Diploma Level 2.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

The Construction Diploma Level 2 course will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding and basic practical skills to a national standard within that specific area and enhance their job opportunities.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Construction Diploma Level 1 or relevant skills and experience to be identified at initial assessment / interview.
Students are required to take the initial assessment for English and Maths. You will need a minimum of level 1, GCSE D-E standard.

Important Note:
All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2710.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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