Wood Occupations
Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations (Site or Bench)
Level 2: 12 - 24 months / Level 3: 13-15 months
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Carpenters and joiners prepare and put into place most of the wooden parts of buildings – from floorboards and roof trusses to expertly-crafted windows and doors. Practical carpentry and joinery skills are in high demand and this programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a joiner in the construction industry.

What will I learn?

General areas of study include: General Workplace Safety, Efficient Working Practices and Move & Handle Resources.

Bench Joinery Route

Examples of study include: Set Up & Use Circular Saw; Produce Setting Out Details for Routine Products; Mark Out for Setting Out Details for Routine Products; and Manufacture Routine Products.

Site Joinery Route

Examples of study include: Install First Fixing Components; Install Second Fixing Components; Erect Structural Carcassing Components; Maintain Non-Structural Carpentry Work; and Set Up & Use Circular Saw.

You will also undertake Key/Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate while attending college on a day release basis.

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and teaching is done in a purpose built joinery workshop. The underpinning knowledge will be developed in a classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • ePortfolio
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

What can I do next?

The Level 2 Apprenticeship may give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship. you will be a qualified joiner equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for progressing within industry into areas like site management, estimating and surveying or specialist shop fitting.

Entry Requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. At Level 2, you’ll also need four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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