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Programme Description

This Level 2 diploma develops 1st and 2nd fix carpentry skills along with maintenance activities and circular saw use. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery. 

You will complete a variety of carpentry related tasks that are undertaken in industry and safely use various hand and power tools. Principals of building construction, information and communication units will also provide you with an introduction to construction technology.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  1 year

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual. The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities.

Programme Content

Each unit comprises of two parts that cover subject knowledge and practical skills:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Produce woodworking joints
  • Health and Safety and welfare in construction

This course also includes Essential Skills Qualifications delivery. 

Progression & Employment

Students will be able to progress onto an apprenticeship programme subject to interview and this will provide further development and understanding of the construction industry.

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and  practical skills tests. 

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, and a successful interview. You should also be employed in the Construction Industry.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.