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Woodmachining at North Lancs Training Group (NLTG)

Course description

What is Woodmachining?

As an apprentice woodmachinist, you will be following a training programme which offers training in a variety of areas in the woodmachining industry. This is a highly skilled job which will involve setting up and operating a wide range of woodworking machinery and equipment. You will be responsible for the basic maintenance of all the machines you have received training on, which will include changing and sharpening cutters, saws and blades. You will be trained to set the machines to fine tolerances.


What training will I receive?

You will learn to set up and operate different machines under the guidance of a skilled and experienced woodmachinist who will give you personal one to one training to ensure that your work is of the safest and highest possible standard.

If you are following an Apprenticeship programme you will be assessed in the workplace by a qualified Training Officer. An opportunity to attend our Centre of Vocational Excellence in furniture manufacture will be incorporated into your training programme, as required, to further enhance your knowledge and skills.

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Additional benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one

• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification

• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training

• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills

• We operate an equality and diversity policy

• All employers are appraised for health and safety

• We will visit you regularly during your training

• Your training will be full and varied


Which qualifications will I achieve?

Depending on your abilities/employer’s training opportunities, you will follow one of two routes:


Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Woodmachining

Functional Skills

Technical Certificate

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills


Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Woodmachining

Functional Skills

Technical Certificate

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills



Our Centre of Vocational Excellence, based at our Head Office in Accrington, offers specialist facilities where learners can undertake practical training in all areas of furniture and manufacturing.

NLTG have years of expertise within the industry and can train learners in all areas of woodmachining including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and AlphaCam Licom Systems.

Furniture Assembly, Upholstery, Cutting and Sewing and Polishing and Finishing are training services also available in the CoVE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lancs Training Group (NLTG) directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2018
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