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Woodworking Skills (Carpentry and Joinery) (Level 2 Traineeship OCN NI Level 2 Diploma)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Carpentry & Joinery enables you to work internally or externally on a range of projects, making furniture, stairs, and 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 competing in World Skills. Within the Traineeship course, you will also take part in real-life working projects based on the Project-Based learning Model.
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  • Duration
    2 Years
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Available Sessions

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  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship OCN NI Level 2 Diploma in Woodworking Skills (Carpentry and Joinery)
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship OCN NI Level 2 Diploma in Woodworking Skills (Carpentry and Joinery)
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

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

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include 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 Maths at (Grade O5 or above). Applicants presenting with a Junior Cert or Junior Cycle qualification should have attained a majority of higher-level subjects including English and Maths

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

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.


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