Course Details

  • Are you considering a career as a carpenter or joiner? If you’d like to learn the essential skills required by the construction industry, and earn a widely recognised qualification, then this is the course for you.

    On this Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, you’ll cover a range of essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for work, including how to carry out first fix flooring, roofing, frames, partitions and stairs. You’ll also explore carpentry maintenance and second fixing operations, as well as learning how to set up and operate a circular saw.

    As part of the course, you’ll be able to develop your functional skills in English and maths alongside your construction skills. This will help fully prepare you for a successful career in the carpentry and joinery sector.

  • To enrol on this course, you’ll need to have relevant GCSE qualifications at grades A-C, but we will take into account any previous experience too. You’ll also be asked to take an initial assessment in English and maths, along with an interview, before we offer you a place on this diploma. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • Throughout this course, you’ll complete a range of practical, hands-on assessments in the workshop to build up your individual portfolio. You’ll also take some exams covering health and safety, the principles of building, and questions relating to the trade area.

  • With this City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, you’ll have a solid understanding and experience in carpentry and joinery work, and be able to start your career in the construction industry. Link to Careers or Link to Careers 2

    If you want to advance your skills and abilities further, you could continue onto a Level 3 Diploma with us here at The Manchester College.

  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need. (link to finance page)

  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?

    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here! Link to Enquiries.