City & Guilds Foundation in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Preferably a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade G or above to include Maths and English/Welsh 1st Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

In a nutshell

You’ll be introduced to carpentry and joinery skills as well as painting and decorating skills. To 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/painting and decorating
... 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 painting and decorating 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, basic painting and decorating skills
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

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

  • Diploma Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery
  • 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 E 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?

Level 2 Diploma Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery, an Apprenticeship or other employment.

Additional information

ALL learners will 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?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(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