Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 2 Carpentry: Wood Occupations

NVQ Level 2 in Site Carpentry is a competency-led qualification for carpenters who work in the construction sector. The qualification shows that you have the relevant knowledge to conduct your role.

You will finish the qualification with the skills and expertise to properly fulfil your position to an industry-standard in a safe manner.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Gain your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card
  • You can complete it in your own time
  • Help you to gain employment and customers
  • CITB Skills and Training Fund and Grant Claimable
  • Lifetime qualification
NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations

NVQ Level 2 Site Carpentry content

Once you have enrolled.

3B will assign you to an assessor to guide you throughout the process.

The assessor will organise an initial induction meeting.

This will help you plan out how you will build your portfolio. The induction will be followed up by several review meetings in which the assessor will check on your progress.

The assessor will evaluate you through various methods, including; written questions, evidence generated from the workplace, observations, professional discussions, and witness testimonials.

The Site Carpentry pathway of the Wood Occupations qualification covers the following units.

  • Moving, handling and storing resources
  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the
  • Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping
  • Erecting structural carcassing component
  • Installing first fixing components
  • Maintaining non-structural carpentry work
  • Installing fire-resisting timber door assemblies and
    door sets

To pass the NVQ, you must provide the required evidence for each unit of the qualification. Once this has been done, the assessor will review the portfolio and relay the feedback.

Once that you respond to the feedback, the assessor will send the portfolio to the IQA. The IQA will have the concluding decision on whether any additional evidence is needed or if the qualification is complete.

How much does the NVQ Level 2 Site Carpentry cost?

The cost of this qualification is £950 +VAT.

How long is a Level 2 Site Carpentry NVQ?

The duration of the NVQ depends on how promptly you can gather the relevant evidence. If you can collect your evidence quickly, you can work with your assessor to qualify sooner.

Although some learners need to balance the qualification around their busy schedule, they will complete the course at a pace that suits them.

Why should I take this NVQ?

Carpenters or operatives in a similar role looking to obtain the Blue CSCS Card or Skilled Worker Card should attend this course. The card is used to show that you have the ability and knowledge to be conducting your role properly.

NVQs are renowned in the industry as a quality qualification. Employers will look for the certificate and card when they are employing workers. An NVQ can also assist you in progressing within your current role.

If you are self-employed, an NVQ can be a great way to show your customers that you are qualified in your trade. Therefore, opening up future work opportunities.


NVQ Level 2 Site Carpentry entry requirements

The qualification is designed to assess your ability in your current job role. Therefore, you must be working as a Joiner or Site Carpenter and be aged 16 or above to enrol.

If you are unsure about your suitability for the NVQ, we will be happy to check for you. For a suitability check, get in touch via the enquiry form on this page. If the qualification isn’t suitable for you, we will find one more suitable.

Where can I complete this NVQ?

Companies across the country can book their learners onto NVQs online via our website or over the phone. Individuals can also book themselves directly in the same way.

No matter where you are based, you can complete an NVQ with 3B Training. You can complete most of the work, and the rest can be assessed at your workplace by your assessor.

Is this NVQ accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited by either ProQual or GQA Qualifications.

Both awarding bodies offer vocational courses for individuals in the construction sector. Each NVQ is developed in line with the industry’s requirements and is continually updated to remain relevant and useful.

Further development

Upon achievement of the NVQ, you will be able to apply for your Blue Skilled Worker. This card will show that you have the relevant knowledge to be conducting your role properly.

You will also receive an accredited certificate. The certificate does not have an expiry date and does not need to be renewed.

As a construction worker, you should have a primary level of safety training. To assure that you are safe on-site, you should improve your understanding by attending the First Aid at WorkUKATA Asbestos Awareness and Face Fit Testing.

Is this NVQ CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, Both CITB Skills and Training Fund & Grants can be claimed by CITB registered companies for all NVQs (with the exception of Occupational Health & Safety).

Learn more about how much you can claim. You will need to make a manual claim retrospectively. Find out how to do this here: CITB Levy, Grants & Funding.

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is a pot of funding that micro, small  and medium sized construction companies can use to improve the skills of the construction industry.

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have 1-250 directly employed staff on the payroll
  • any previous project paid for by the Skills and Training fund has been signed off as complete.

Find out more about the CITB Skills and Training Fund here.

Payment Plan

We offer interest-free payment plans on all NVQs.

Options include:

  • 50/50: 50% payable upon booking, 50% payable upon completion.
  • 4 equal payments, over the first 4 months.

Please speak to the NVQ Team when enquiring/booking to arrange this.


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