Level 2 Diploma


Carve a career in the joinery trade with this intermediate level programme. You’ll be trained by qualified tradespeople in our dedicated construction workshops, developing skills in traditional techniques as well as learning about the latest trends in the construction industry.

The course covers roofing, stairs, flooring, door hanging, power tools as well as practical training in other areas such as scaffolding.

Course includes

What will I study?

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Apprentice joiner
  • Technical assistant
  • Building supplier – sales
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Grant McVety

Ambition: Site carpenter

School: Malbank School, Nantwich

Age: 17

Well on his way to becoming a qualified tradesman, Grant hopes to make the most of a rising demand for expertise within the construction industry.

Keen to progress, he’s completed his Level 1 Diploma with us and will move onto Level 3 next year or find an apprenticeship. Eventually he wants a job on site, either in the domestic or commercial market.

As a Level 2 student he’s enjoying joining fellow students in our dedicated workshops, applying the skills he’s learned to ‘real world’ situations like door hanging and kitchen fitting. He’s also gaining valuable experience working part-time for GB Construction, the company responsible for our current campus new build programme.

Grant prefers to ‘learn by doing’ rather than through academic study and he enjoys seeing his practical projects coming together. He’s also been inspired by a college visit to an industry convention in Birmingham.

He says: “It’s good being at Reaseheath. There are different types of buildings on campus to look at, and the Instructors are good at explaining things because they’ve already been there and done it.

“I’ve made loads of new friends here too. The Thursday socials are really good!”