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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

Available Sessions

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

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

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

UK Requirements

Applicants will be required to hold a minimum of a Level 1 qualification, defined as 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including Maths (Grade D) and English (Grade E)

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade O5-O8 or above) or equivalent to include English (Grade O6 or above) and Math’s at (Grade O5 or above)

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 Joycie Rajan
    I have always enjoyed Engineering and Computer Science. My course at NWRC has helped me secure a place at Queens University.
    Joycie Rajan
  • Image of Rebekah Glen (Accountancy)
    I applied for a Higher Level Apprenticeship as it was a great opportunity to gain work experience and get paid while studying towards a professional qualification.
    Rebekah Glen (Accountancy)
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