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Wood - NVQ Level 3 Wood Occupations - Bench/Site at Calderdale College

Course description

This is a practical and theory based course which consists of the student/candidate working through a number of work related units following a bench joinery route.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

These are achieved through assessment by observation, questioning, practical phase test and external examination. Work related units are:Unit no VR01 - Conform to general workplace safety.Unit no VR09 - Install first fixing components.Unit no VR10 - Second fixing components.Unit no VR209 - Confirm work activities & resources for the work.Units no VR26 - Set up & use fixed or transportable machinery. Units no VR27B - Produce complex shaped product details.Units no VR29B - Manufacture complex shaped products.Units no VR13 - Set up and use circular saws.6 units are chosen out of the above 8 options.Upon completion of each job knowledge pack the student has to undertake a unit end test.

Teaching is delivered in two distinct formats.  Workshop tuition supported by a workshop technician and technical lectures incorporating group work, self study and IT.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations or a level 2 Diploma.  You will be Interviewed by a specialist tutor and be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and good communication skills.

Interview with a specialist tutor.  Candidates are required to show enthusiasm and commitment to the course.


Continuous assessment throughout the course based on:  Practical observation, Oral questioning, Portfolio evidence and Written assessment.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

Progression from this course could be to join a construction management course

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calderdale College directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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