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Wood - NVQ Level 2 Wood Occupations - Site or Bench 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 either a bench joinery or a site carpentry route.

Course content

These are achieved through assessment by observation, questioning, practical phase test and external examination. Work related units are:Mandatory Core Units (All Options)Unit no. VR01 - Conform to general workplace safety.Unit no. VR02 - Conform to efficient working practices.Unit no. VR03 - Move and handle resources.Bench Joinery Option (Any two of the following units)Unit no. VR13 - Set up and use circular saws.Unit no. VR14 - Produce setting out details for routine products.Unit no. VR15 - Mark out from setting out details for routine products.Unit no. VR16 - Manufacture routine products.Site Carpentry Option (Any three units from the following):Unit no. VR09 - Install first fixing components.Unit no. VR10 - Install second fixing components.Unit no. VR11 - Erect structural carcassing components.Unit no. VR12 - Maintain non-structural carpentry.Unit no. VR13 - Set up and use circular saws.Upon completion of each job knowledge pack the student has to undertake a unit end test.

Teaching is delivered through on site assessment in the workplace by a qualified assessor.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a Level 1 Diploma in Wood Occupations. Relevant industrial/commercial experience and be in suitable employment in the construction industry (site evidence). Successful outcome from assessment test and interview.


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 gain an NVQ level 3 through work based evidence or on to a Level 3 Diploma.

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: 20 May 2014
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