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Technical Diploma in Site Carpentry

This carpentry study programme will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to practise carpentry on a construction site.

You will study a range of units which include:
– First and second fix
– Structural carcassing
– Carpentry maintenance
– Use of circular saws
– Health and safety

All units are covered in theory and practical sessions.

Your study programme will also include tutorial sessions and work experience. You will also study Maths and English if you have not already achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects.

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Sep 2022 : Tiverton : Full-time
Course Code : FTT244 (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 36 Weeks
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Course details


You will undertake practical assessments to make sure you have acquired the high skill levels you will need in the industry. There will be a number of knowledge tests to take on our Virtual Learning Environment for each unit. You will need to pass these to achieve the qualification.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent, to include a grade 4 in Maths and in English. You must have also successfully completed a Level 1 qualification in Carpentry & Joinery.


Upon successful completion of this course, you can advance to an Apprenticeship Standard at Level 2.

Facilities and resources

Workshops equipped with wood machines, power tools and hand tools, will be used to deliver the practical training. Theory sessions will be taught in fully-equipped classrooms with smart boards and other teaching and learning devices.


Q: Is there any equipment needed to participate in this course?

A: Yes, you will need to buy safety boots which are mandatory. You will also need to provide your own stationery and textbooks. A full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q: Are there any costs for this course?

A: Students are asked to pay a contribution towards trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Starting Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTT244 (2022) Tiverton campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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