City & Guilds Foundation in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language.

In a nutshell

The Foundation L2 Course in Carpentry and Joinery will introduce you to carpentry and joinery skills, as well as Bricklaying skills. You will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery.

This course is for you if...

... You’d like a career in carpentry/roofing

... You have a keen interest in construction trades

... You enjoy practical work and appreciate theoretical study

What will I be doing?

The course covers trade specific studies, such as wood joining techniques (joinery) and basic site carpentry plus basic bricklaying skills:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Producing woodworking joints, bricklaying to create walls
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

You’ll be assessed through practical projects, written and online tests and, upon completion, you’ll gain:

  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

You’ll need to have a desire to work in the construction industry. Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

After completing the L2 Foundation in Carpentry and Joinery course, you can progress to the next level to boost your skills further or go straight into employment using the skills you've developed.

Additional information

You’ll need to undertake a construction industry assessment to help determine the most appropriate course.

Where can I study City & Guilds Foundation in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team