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Site Carpentry Level 2

Course code: MFAU200P

Subject area: Construction

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Hands on, practically challenging, fast moving and diverse. Whilst no job within construction is ever the same you can be sure that it will be exciting with varied career and training options. Our dedicated construction workshops are a great place to develop your professional skills, and to build your future as a site carpenter in the construction industry.
This study programme will be delivered in our Green Construction Skills Centre at Abingdon and will be one of a number of courses that is aimed to further enhance students theoretical and practical knowledge on sustainability and create a positive impact on our climate and the natural environment.
Course units
These are the units you will study over the duration of the course:

Health & safety in the construction: covering H&S regulations, roles & responsibilities, accident reporting procedures, identification of hazards, handling materials and equipment safely, using access equipment and working at height, working with electrical equipment and using PPE.

Principles of building construction, information and communication: you will learn how to interpret different types of building information, consider the environment in relation to construction activities, explain the construction of foundations, walls, floors & roofs and communicate in the workplace.

Carry out first fix flooring and roofing: you will learn how to construct roofing structures, fix verge and eave components, lay floor joists, fix and fit joist coverings.

Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs: you will learn how to fix frames and linings, construct stud partitions and fix a straight flight of stairs.

Carry out second fixing operations: you will learn how to install doors and ironmongery, fix skirting and architrave, install

service encasements and cladding, install kitchen units, worktops and fitments.

Carry out carpentry maintenance: you will learn how to repair mouldings, doors and windows, replace gutters and downpipes, replace sash cords.

Set up and operate a circular saw: you will learn how to use circular saws safely, how to change the blades and how to cut timber and manufactured boards.

What next?
Bringing in more than £7 billion in the UK and growing, construction is big business. It’s challenging, and very fast moving, but also a fantastic place to be building a future career! The sector is famed for its endless options to learn new trades and skills, making it an exciting and interesting working environment. As a construction worker, opportunities to develop your area of expertise are plentiful, whether through a formal apprenticeship at our custom built facility in Bicester or full-time employment. There is the prospect of progressing up the career ladder or even starting your own business . If you have completed a full time study programme with us there is scope to continue studying with us at a higher level, our courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 and the entry criteria is available on this page.
Entry criteria
4 GCSES at Grade 3 including English or Maths OR a Level 1 pass in a related subject plus English or maths, and both English and maths must be at least grade 2 / Level 1 Functional Skills.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £45 for kit / clothing £30 for a course trip and £25 for books. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £30.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £100.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £30.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £100.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £30.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £100.00

Qualifications received
On completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry with Pass, Merit or Distinction grades for the individual units of study based on your performance.
Learning & method assessment
Site carpentry skills are not something you can learn from a book. At Abingdon & Witney College it’s about ‘hands on’ learning. Fully equipped with the latest equipment and materials and staffed by our expert industry professionals, there is no better place to start your career. The majority of the course is based around practical assessments, with the underpinning knowledge assessed with multiple choice question papers and some online assessment. You will also study GSCE or Functional Skills Maths and English to support your entry to employment or further study.
User skills
Your time training at the Skills Centre will be packed with intensive practical experience and maximum working time with the materials and tools used in site carpentry activities. As well as practical skills you will gain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team work and self-directed learning.