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Carpentry & Joinery Site Construction — Level 2 Diploma

Course information

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 courses consist of practical tasks and theory assignments. The actual content of the course can be obtained from the relative staff member as given below.
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.

This course leads to...

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.

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.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 164067

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 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 for21/22 is 2710.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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