Level 2 City & Guilds 6706 Diploma Site Carpentry (P1297)

What is the Course About?

The construction sector is vital in contributing to the Islands economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression. All our tutors are experienced master craftsmen and women and progression through the course might be able to provide an opportunity for an apprenticeship or full time employment in the construction industry.

If you enjoy working with timber and want to put your practical skills to good use or if you are interested in learning basic woodworking techniques or making complex structures this is the course for you.

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16 and above who aspire to be skilled in their chosen trade, by progressing through an apprenticeship and working towards becoming a master craftsperson.

What subjects will I study?

The course is broken down into units and includes:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

  • Principles of Building Construction, information and communication

  • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing

  • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs

  • Carry out second fixing operations

  • Carry out carpentry maintenance

  • Set up and operate a circular saw

A course specific handbook can be found on the City & Guilds website:


What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of this course will assist in you progressing onto Level 3 and the Register of Manx craftsmen and craftswomen, employment in either the domestic, commercial or industrial sector, start your own business or Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

How will I be assessed?

The course commences September. Each unit is split into practical and theory elements. Self-study is part of the course and you will also be set written assignments that will require some research and time management. Most units have a practical and theory exam, both of which must be successfully completed in order to progress through the course.

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully achieved Level 1. Additionally, you will need to be employed by a relevant employer and registered with the Department of Education, Sport & Culture (tel: 682379).