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Wood Occupations - Bench Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who has entered into employment as a carpenter or joinery apprentice and requires a formal qualification in this area.

Course content

You will study exciting units including: Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR) Health, safety & welfare in construction & associated industries Understanding information, quantities & communication with others Knowledge of construction technology Prepare & use carpentry & joinery portable power tools Set up & operate cutting & shaping machinery Produce setting out details for routine joinery products Manufacture routine joinery products Functional skills level 1 (Maths & English)

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary but an interest in carpentry and joinery is essential and applicants must progress through our selection procedure which consists of an initial assessment and interview.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could study a advanced apprenticeship to include:- NVQ level 3 in Bench Joinery Diploma level 3 In Bench Joinery Functional skills at level 2 (Maths & English)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.