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Joinery - Wood Occupations NVQ - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

As a joinery apprentice you will begin at the first level of a diploma to build your understanding as a joiner. We will then move you on to the Level 2 programme of learning.

Your apprenticeship will include the following: 

  • Obtaining and loading out of trade related materials. 
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance which includes removing doors, door frames, windows, flooring, joists, kitchen units, staircases. 
  • Operating woodwork machinery to prepare materials for use in either manufacture or replacement of joinery items. 
  • Using power tools in conjunction with repairs and maintenance.

Course content

As part of your apprenticeship you will cover the following:

  • Diploma Level 1 in Wood Occupations
  • Diploma Level 2 in Wood Occupations
  • NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations
  • Key Skills Level 1 Communications 
  • Key Skills Level 1 Application of Number.

Entry requirements

You will need a good educational background, preferably GCSE grade C in English and Maths. 

Good practical skills are essential. 

You will be required to complete a practical and knowledge based test prior to being accepted onto the programme.

As this is an employed position you must be employed in a joinery role.


Underpinning knowledge and practical support is given once a week on day release at college; you are also expected to collect work based evidence and photos for a portfolio to enable NVQ achievement.

Future opportunities

Following on from the Level 2 there is the opportunity for progression onto an advanced apprenticeship at Level 3 and the potential to work in a supervisory role. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.