NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry


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Qualification reference number: 603/5468/9

Credit value: 62

Level: 2

Delivery method: NVQ/ OSAT

Minimum age to enrol: 16+



This is a National Vocational Qualification which means that this qualification has been developed to be achieved in a real work environment. You need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification will enable you to work as a Site Carpenter within the construction industry.



The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations -Site Carpentry enables you, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Site Carpenter within the construction industry

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher-level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.

This qualification is supported by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).



To achieve this qualification a minimum of 62 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 10 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 52 credits from the Optional Group.

Unit Reference Credit Value Level
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace A/503/1170 2 1
Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace J/503/1169 3 2
Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace F/503/1171 5 2

Optional units

Unit Reference Credit Value Level
Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace  J/617/9316 20 Level 2
Installing Fire Resisting Timber Door Assemblies and Doorsets in the Workplace M/616/5829 69 Level 2
Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace T/617/9313 18 Level 2
Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace A/617/9314 23 Level 2
Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace  L/617/9317 14 Level 2
Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace Y/617/9305 26 Level 2


After purchasing the course, you will have to follow the Registration Process which include:

–          Filling out the Learner Registration Form

–          Attending to the induction

–          Receiving your Individual Learning Plan

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

You will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your assessor.

This qualification is not graded.


Additional information


Skilled worker (Blue)

Assessment type


Classroom attendance

No. We will come to your workplace.



Average length

2-4 months


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Payment Plans

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