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Course Code: NFVCO031

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Master the craft of carpentry and joinery with our Level 2 Diploma program. Dive into advanced techniques for woodworking, joinery and construction. Gain hands-on experience in reading using power tools and executing complex projects. This comprehensive program equips you with the skills and precision required for a successful career in carpentry and joinery. Whether you aspire to work in residential construction, furniture making, or restoration, this diploma is your pathway to excellence in the field. 

You will learn about basic issues relating to construction including working safely, communication skills and building methods and construction technology to enable you to progress to further training oremployment. 

You will spend a large amount of your time developing your practical skills by completing a range of practical projects in our workshops. You will also have classroom based sessions and computer-based learning resources that you will use to develop your understanding of the tools, materials and technologies used in your trade. 

You will be expected to complete work outside your main classes.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above
also you need to have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

You will be assessed by the use of practical assessments and assignments that will form a portfolio of your work. You will also complete practical and theory tests at the end of your training course.

To find out more, please contact Wayne Cotton, Curriculum Leader, on 01782 254208.

Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Site Joinery. You will also be well prepared to move into employment with construction companies including becoming an advanced apprentice. Here, you would work on site for four days per week but continue your learning at College one day a week.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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What else do I need to know?

As part of your course, you will visit construction companies to find out more about real-life