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Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

  • FULL L2
  • UE

This course provides you with the skills and experience you need to carry out a range of carpentry work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies, enabling you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade. Provides the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the industry.


Entry requirements

Carpentry & Joinery Skills Diploma Level 1 or an equivalent level qualification.

Course content

Theoretical and Practical training in every aspect related to Site Carpentry at Level 2. Some units will have been accumulated through studies at earlier levels.

Units include:

  • CC 1001K Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 1001S Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 2002K Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 2002S Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 2003K Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • CC 2003S Building methods and construction technology
  • CC 2008K Know how to carry out first fixing operations
  • CC 2008S Carry out first fixing operations
  • CC 2009K Know how to carry out second fixing
  • CC 2009S Carry out second fixing
  • CC 2010K Know how to erect structural carcassing
  • >CC 2010S Erect structural carcassing
  • CC 2011K Know how to carry out maintenance
  • CC 2011S Carry out maintenance
  • CC 2012K Know how to set up and operate a circular saw
  • CC 2012S Set up and operate a circular saw.

Trips to building exhibition and building sites are part of your studies. You can also take a Health & Safety test.

Assessment methods

In course assessment, end unit tests, practical synoptic test.

Further study and career options

Progression onto Site Carpentry Skills Diploma Level 3, or alternatively you can go into employment as a site carpenter and study towards an NVQ Level 2.

Additional information

At interview you will be asked to complete a skills assessment.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been postponed until further notice. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
9 weeks over an academic year 21/09/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £750 Cauldwell Street BBC1119 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

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At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

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

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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