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Wood Occupations (Bench Joinery)

Course Code: OSJ2

Level: 2
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

The onsite assessment pathway in your chosen trade is the best way of gaining the highly valued NVQ in your skilled area. Trade NVQ’s are the bench mark for all employers as to whether or not you are a skilled person; increasing your employment and financial development opportunities considerably. This courses enables you to apply for skilled status CSCS cards which are essential to your eligibility and authorisation to work on large construction sites.

You will have the opportunity to learn about complex building and trade procedures specific to bench joinery and you will prove competence through knowledge and practical demonstrations. You will learn and evidence health and safety practices and procedures, relevant building regulations and site/project management.

Our expert trainers & assessors are all experienced in delivering effective NVQ and construction learning, they will support and guide you through your qualification with competence and concise guidance.

What you'll learn

The course will involve one of our highly experienced on-site assessors visiting you on site frequently over the duration of the course. The assessor will task you to collect and collate the evidence required to satisfy the criteria of the NVQ qualification, thus proving your trade, skill and competency levels.
You will also be required to gather knowledge based evidence, underpinning your practical skills and evidencing your understanding of the trade processes and construction safety.

Entry requirements

In order to complete this course, you will need:

  • trade specialism and have sufficient trade experience
  • maths and English levels must be entry level 3 or above
  • exposure to the working tasks required to satisfy the NVQ qualification criteria (this will be determined at interview for the course).

This course is coursework based, your assessment evidence will be collected and organised within an e-portfolio.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can gain employment or progress to level 3 course if desired. Higher education options will also become available such as HNC/HNDs or foundation degree in Construction or Civil Engineering.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.