Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)

Who is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction) for?

This qualification is intended for someone already working as a carpenter/joiner. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence .

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, we need to be assured that individuals have the  potential and opportunity to produce the evidence required.

Aims and Outcomes:

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

Qualification Content:

The mandatory units of this qualification are:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the work-place
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the work-place.

Optional units are:

  • Installing first fixing components in the workplace
  • Maintaining non-structural carpentry work in the workplace
  • Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace
  • Installing second fixing components in the workplace
  • Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace


You will be guided and supported by an experienced, friendly assessor who will help you achieve as quickly as possible.

A range of assessment methods will be used for each unit  including direct observation, professional discussion, witness testimony, questioning, written answers, and use of naturally occurring evidence from the workplace.

There is no minimum time; quicker you provide the evidence the sooner you will achieve.

Completion of the Qualification:

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for a CSCS Blue Card.

Typical process model:

  • Inquire, have available career history and current job description.
  • Assessor will contact you and ensure you can cover the criteria of the qualification and explain how the process will work.
  • Enrol and induction to qualification
  • Site visit by assessor observation and issue of job knowledge questions and assessment plan.
  • Collect evidence and send to assessor.
  • Further or final site visit
  • Quality assurance and certification

Qualification Cost: £950 + VAT per person*

* You may be eligible for £400 CITB training grant

To book this qualification simply click the ‘book here’ button below or call our training team today on 0121 326 1466

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