OverviewThe Level 2 Diploma in Sit Joinery builds on the content of the foundation learning programme in Joinery, further developing your knowledge and skills in College rather than in a working environment.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D-E including Maths and English, or a foundation degree (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D-G), or NVQ1 or satisfactory completion of a foundation learning programme with a minimum of 37 credits (at level 1).
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.
Assessment TypesYour progress is assessed throughout the year. You will develop a variety of construction skills which will be tested by practical demonstration of your competence throughout the course. You will also undertake written assessments and sit an online exam.
You will learn by a series of extended practical exercises in well-equipped workshops, backed up by relevant classroom theory.
You will cover the following units:
- Carry out safe working practices in construction
- Information, quantities and communicating with others
- Building methods and construction technology
- Carry out first fixing operations
- Carry out second fixing, erect structural carcassing
- Carry out maintenance
- Set up and operate a circular saw
- Construct a Timber Frame Entrance
- You also study functional skills Maths & English if required
On completion of the course learners are competent enough to complete small jobs for family and friends. Door fitting, skirting and architrave, and flooring techniques are some of the skills gained.
Learners are not full prepared for the level 3 Joinery.
Careers/ProgressionYou can progress to a Level 3 Construction Diploma (Wood Occupations) offered at Keighley College. You could also progress onto an Apprenticeship and work towards an NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations, or into employment.