This is a level 2 Diploma accredited by City & Guilds. The course is a real mix of practical training and assessments as well as theory based assessments; a great opportunity for those of you looking to come straight in at level 2. This course is also suited for those of you who already have a basic understanding of the construction industry and who want to build on that further.

What You’ll Learn

The qualification has been devised to provide learners with a fantastic understanding of all aspects of carpentry; a very in depth course to have you industry ready and competent across a range of skills.

You will learn a variety of Carpentry skills as follows:

  • Stud walling
  • Door frames / linings
  • Hanging doors
  • All aspects of ironmongery, hinges, latches, locks etc
  • Roofing using run/rise method and Pythagoras theorem
  • Flooring including joists, trimming for openings and floorboards etc
  • Ripping of man-made materials and timber
  • Fitting of stairs including cutting over trimmer, fixing etc

In addition, you will learn various aspects of maintenance work including repairs to mouldings, doors and windows, replacing gutters, downpipes and sash cords and throughout, you will also learn how to use power tools correctly as well as setting up and using a circular saw.

This particular qualification also covers areas of kitchen fitting including kitchen units, worktops and fitments.

This is a very in depth course and the knowledge and skills that you will gain from this time at Able Skills will put you in a fantastic position when it comes to sourcing carpentry work/employment.

How You’ll Learn

You will be trained over a 10 week period (50 days) and the training will be predominantly practical.

This course will require a fair bit of home study commitment from you as there are also theory based assessments required in order to complete this course. At the time of booking, we will send you a home study pack as well as the associated City & Guilds reference books for the purpose of study and revision. In addition, we will also allocate you a Smartscreen account which is an additional learning resource. When you are ready to book your time in centre, we will expect you to have completed a fair amount of the home study pack – you will be unable to complete units unless the theory aspects have been undertaken.

The qualification is broken down in to specific units and the assessments vary according to the unit you are undertaking, however you can expect to have practical assessments, online exams and written exams across the following:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
  • Carry out second fixing operations
  • Carry out carpentry maintenance
  • Set up and operate a circular saw

We will provide guidance on sources of reference that we recommend that you use in order to gain as much additional information as you can which will only serve to heighten your understanding of the carpentry units that you will be completing on the course with us.

Courses Open To You After

City and Guilds have also introduced a level 2 Bench Joinery qualification which will be a natural choice for you or alternatively, level 3 Carpentry Diploma is also available at Able Skills. If you opt to undertake a level 3 Diploma, the training time required will be reduced as some of the units from this level 2 will map over to the level 3. The time to achieve will vary from candidate to candidate however we estimate 5 weeks.

Additional Info

You will be provided with access to our amazing carpentry workshop and instructors who will provide you with practical sessions to help you move comfortably through this qualification; in addition, we will provide you with the relevant reference material to support the course which will help you no end. This course will also provide you with a free tool-kit which you will use throughout the training time and is yours to take away once the course is completed.

This comprehensive Carpenters Tool Bag will consist of:

  • Chisel Roll
  • Plane
  • Mallet
  • Hammer
  • Marking Gauge
  • Mortice Gauge
  • Combination Square
  • Ruler
  • Tenon Saw
  • 9” Try Square
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Tape Measure
  • Magnetic Bit Holder
  • 16mm Flat Bit
  • Compass
  • Carpentry Pincers
  • Coping Saw
  • Sliding Bevel
  • Nail Punch

This course can be completed in 10 consecutive weeks or you can break the time up into 10 separate weekly blocks – weekend training can also be considered to complete this course. This is a hands-on, practical carpentry course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.

Duration & Cost