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Wood Occupations- Wood Machining Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

Wood occupations include site joinery, bench joinery or wood machining. An Apprentice will also study for the Construction Diploma Level 2, the CSCS Health and Safety card and Level 2 in Wood Occupations.

Theory lessons are taught in fully equipped classrooms with smart boards and other teaching and learning devices. Workshops are used to deliver the training with each learner having their own individual work station where the majority of the practical assignments will be carried out and assessed. Wood Machinists will be predominately based in our extensive wood machining facility.

Course content

The Apprenticeship can be studied through either day or block release. Apprentices who are over 19 years old may be required to pay part of the fees toward the training (details available on request).

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent or above ideally to include maths and English at Grade C or Level 1 course in Wood Occupations. You will need to take an SLE test during interview. You must be employed in order to start this programme. Enthusiasm for your subject and a willingness to work hard are essential.


You will receive support and 12 weekly reviews with your Placement Officer and regular assessment in the workplace. There is a theory test at the end of each unit as well as an overall end of year online test.

Future opportunities

Full completion of the qualification will allow you to progress to an apprenticeship at Level 3 or you may wish to undertake another Level 3 in the Architecture and Construction field.

Further information

Q. Does the college find me an employer?
A. No, you are responsible for finding your own work placement. We can help by following up on leads you may have and discussing Apprenticeship requirements with a prospective employer, as well as checking them for suitability.

Q. Will I get paid for working with my employer?
A. You may start initially on a work trial basis for a week or two, but once a position has been confirmed you should be paid a trainee wage, legislation states this can be below minimum wage and tends to vary between employers. 

Q. Should my employer pay me while I am at college?
A. Yes, you will be paid for the time you are at college irrespective of whether you attend on a block or day release basis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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