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Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 Traineeship)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Carpentry & Joinery enables you to 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. Enrichment activities include personal development workshops on mental health, road safety, and cultural diversity amongst others. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of progressing to World Skills.Within the Traineeship course you will also take part in real life working projects based around the Project Based learning Model.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Important Message

Applications for Further Education courses 24/25 opening early 2024

Available Sessions

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  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
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  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship Carpentry and Joinery
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date:

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include Maths Grade D and English Grade E

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs Grades O5-O8 to include Maths Grade O5 and English Grade O6

Work Placement

Students will be required to attend work experience which will be organised on a weekly basis or in blocks throughout the calendar year.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE Colle covers the cost.

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Level 2 qualification it is possible to progress onto full time employment on Apprenticeship NI programme with further options for progression including a Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, NEBOSH, or a degree.

Career Prospects

• Newly trained Joiners can earn in the range of £14,000 - £17,000• Trained with experienced Joiners can earn in the range of £20,000 - £35,000• Senior/master craft bench/site joiners can earn in the range of £30,000 - £50,000 salaries 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.


  • Image of Paul Cotton (Strabane)
    I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.
    Paul Cotton (Strabane)
  • Image of Gary Peoples
    I am now Operations Manager at the City Hotel. Anyone thinking about returning to education has nothing to worry about. I would 100% recommend the HLA process.
    Gary Peoples
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