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Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 Apprenticeship)

OCNNI
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Carpentry & Joinery can mean you work internally or externally on a range of projects, making furniture, stairs, roofing systems - the variety for a skilled professional is always challenging. Finishing to a high standard and job satisfaction are integral to success. CNC engraving and milling is an additional woodcraft which you may gain experience with at NWRC Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of continuing to World Skills. To succeed every NWRC student requires determination, a love of the subject, commitment to your studies and a good work ethic.Students who enter programme without Maths, English and ICT at grade C or above must also attend additional essential skills which allows for progression to Level 3.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown
    Greystone

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • First and Second Fix Carpentry Techniques
  • Maintain and Use Woodworking Hand and Power Tools
  • Practical Woodworking Project
  • Setting, Marking Out and Manufacturing of Joinery Products
  • Understanding Construction Methods
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Woodworking Occupations
  • Interpreting Construction Drawings and Information
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to additional class for this to be achieved in first year of programme. PT evening ICT classes @nwrc available prior to September 2023.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade O5 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to additional class for this to be achieved in first year of programme. PT evening ICT classes @nwrc available prior to September 2023.

Work Placement

You are employed so you attend NWRC 1 day per week to complete the Level 2 qualification and you will also be assessed on site by NWRC Assessor.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE required for workshop activities safety boots & overalls college cover the cost

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Apprentice NI Level 3, options for further progression include Higher Level Apprenticeships, Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, NEBOSH, Degree options HE.

Career Prospects

• Newly trained bench joiners can earn in the range of £14,000 - £17,000• Trained with experience bench joiners can earn in the range of £20,000 - £30,000• Senior/master craft bench joiners can earn in the range of £30,000 - £40,000Salaries depend on location, employer, level of responsibility, and the amount of overtime worked. Self-employed bench joiners set their own pay rates.Carpenters and Joiners with the right skills and qualifications can become College Lecturers.

Enquiry

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