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Carpentry Joinery L2

Carpentry & Joinery, Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


This course is divided into two routes from which a student will choose to specialise in one. The two options are Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. The course is delivered in units. You will take three core units and then other units that are trade specific. The core units are: Safe working practices Information, quantities and communication with others Construction technology The specialist Site Carpentry units are: First fixing operations Second fixing Erecting structural carcassing Carrying out maintenance Setting up and operating a circular saw The specialist Bench Joinery units are: Setting up and operating a circular saw Produce setting out details for routine joinery products Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products Manufacture routine joinery products By the end of the course, students will have gained up to three of the four elements needed to complete a basic Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework, which include a technical certificate, a health and safety test and functional skills.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader


This extremely popular course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to enable students to pursue a career as a carpenter.


On successful completion of this course with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader students can progress onto the level 3 diploma in Carpentry & Joinery or if successful move on to an apprenticeship programme working in partnership with their employer.

Career Progression

Many of our students move into employment and gain a level 2 qualification on an apprenticeship scheme.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. You will need to provide their own overalls, protective footwear and stationary. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. . Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop .