Site Carpentry

  • construction_courseFees £750
  • construction_course3-6 Months

50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.

NVQ Level 2 Wood Occupation - Site Carpentry




The NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) Level 2 equips individuals with expertise in general health, safety, and welfare practices, as well as productive working methods. Learners can specialize in various areas such as installing first and second fixing components, erecting timber walls, roofs, and floors, using cutting and shaping machines, among others.


Course Overview:

This qualification is pivotal in confirming the learner’s occupational competence within wood occupations. As a work-related and competence-based qualification, it assures employers, industry managers, and card schemes of the learner's capability to meet the nationally recognized standards for the role.


Course Benefits:

  • Access to the Blue CSCS card
  • Streamlined assessment process
  • No exams or classroom-based elements
  • Lifetime qualification validity
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Fast track options available



This qualification targets individuals currently working seeking recognition for their prior learning and experience in the field.


Course Structure:

To obtain this qualification, a minimum of 6 units must be achieved, comprising 3 from the Mandatory Group and 3 from the Optional Group. Units cover various aspects from handling resources to installing components and ensuring workplace safety.


  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
  • Installing Second Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Installing First Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Installing Fire Resisting Timber Door Assemblies and Doorsets in the Workplace
  • Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace


Assessment Process:

Our assessment methods for NVQ Level 2 Wood Occupation - Site Carpentry are comprehensive, ensuring a thorough evaluation of practical skills, theoretical understanding, and operational decision-making. Methods include practical skills observation, evidence review (videos, photographs), knowledge questioning, professional discussion, and witness testimony.



Supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), this qualification is acknowledged by the industry. The CSCS BLUE Card recognizes skills, knowledge, understanding, competence, and qualifications in construction roles.



Next Steps:

Are you ready to progress as a certified NVQ Level 2 Wood Occupation - Site Carpentry professional? For enrolment and further assistance, contact us at 0208 983 8800.


NVQ Funding eligibility and claim process: 

Eligibility for the CITB Grant scheme extends to all construction companies registered with CITB, encompassing smaller enterprises exempt from the levy (those with a wage bill below £80k). The grant applies to directly employed staff and subcontractors.

Claimable Amounts and Application Procedure: From April 1st, 2023, CITB registered companies can claim:

£600 for Level 2 NVQs

£1200 for Level 3-4 NVQs

£1500 for Level 6-7 NVQs


Upon NVQ completion, submitting a CITB Grant application form with necessary details and learners’ certificates to initiates the claim process, typically taking around 4 weeks for processing.


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • People in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • Individuals who wish to start their own business
  • School and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • Full-time and part-time study

Frequently asked questions

A flexible route to becoming qualified in the workplace with no examinations A practical demonstration of the individuals skills, knowledge and understanding Certification to demonstrate you have met a national standard for an occupational role Improved employability and transferability Access to recognised qualification for employees with no other formal education

They are assessed in a combination of ways: By portfolio - you build up evidence of what you've done at work; and by observation - an assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks. Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ/SVQ standards.

You cannot fail an NVQ. You are either classed as competent, or not yet competent; which means you would need to provide additional or further evidence over a period of time.

Applications are assessed in order of receipt and processing times may vary. Most candidates complete a course in 3 - 12 months dependant on the level. Some in as little as 3 months depending on what time you have available and what evidence you may already have.

Yes. Towards the end of your course your Assessor will conduct an onsite observation at your work place to make sure you are putting in to practice what you have been studying. We observe you not the business.

Yes, if you need a CSCS card while you are doing your qualification, you can apply for the Experienced Worker card. You can request this card as soon as we have enrolled you on the NVQ (you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Test). To apply for the temporary card, we will email you your proof of enrollment, which you must submit to CSCS. You will then upgrade to the Skilled Worker card once you have finished the qualification.

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50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.