Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 at New College Nottingham
If you enjoy being creative and the satisfaction of creating something which is built to last, bench joinery could be a great career for you. You’ll develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to succeed in carpentry or joinery as well as learning more about the construction industry as a whole and the type of roles you will be able to progress into. There are more than 1,000 people working in joinery and carpentry in Nottingham, with the average yearly salary being £19k rising to around £26k. So if you enjoy working with your hands and like the idea of your work being used by people for years to come, this could be the course for you.
You will study a combination of practical and theoretical modules which help you to develop excellent skills and a good understanding of the trade. You’ll take on the following units:
- Power tools
- Storage of materials
- Interpreting information
- Selecting materials, components and equipment
- Setting out details for bench joinery
- Marking out for routine products
- Health and safety
- Fitting and assembling products, eg. frames, linings, windows, stairs, doors, units and fitments
By the end of this course you’ll be confident that you have developed the skills required progress onto the Level 3 Bench Joinery Diploma or seek employment in the construction industry.
You’ll need to have one of the following:
- 4 GCSEs (3 at grades A*-D and 1 at grade A*-E), including English and maths
- Level 1 Diploma in a construction discipline, plus GCSE English and maths (1 at grade A*-D and 1 at grade A*-E)
- Equivalent qualifications - Functional Skills may be accepted in place of GCSE maths and/or English
Adults 19+ who have industry experience but do not have the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.
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You will take a multiple choice question paper, a practical assessment and an external online test.
Level 3 Bench Joinery CAA Diploma
You could also progress into a career as a joiner of carpenter.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.