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Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 Apprenticeships NI)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

There are two joinery pathways – Bench and Site. Bench joinery includes preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components while site carpentry focuses on the installation of joinery components, and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction. 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
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 31/08/2021
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

  • Level 2 NVQ diploma in wood occupations 6571-41
  • Level 2 diploma in site carpentry 6706-23
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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.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

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.

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Apprentice NI Level 3, options for further progression include the 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.


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    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
    Jordan Downey (former Student Union President)
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    I love my course at NWRC and I'm really excited about the university opportunities available locally with the new Medical courses at Ulster University, Magee.
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