Level 2 Joinery

This programme is a step to gaining a qualification in the Construction Industry, specifically in the role of an Architectural (bench hand) Joiner.

The course covers the following:

●  The Principles of construction

●  Planning and preparation for architectural joinery products

●  Safe Use of different types of woodworking machinery

●  Creating Architectural joinery products

●  Assembly and finishing of architectural joinery products

Architectural joinery is an exciting and challenging career.

The course will combine core skills such as communication, organisation, planning as well as practical skills. Achieving this qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to progress onto a higher qualification and or a career in construction.

If you are interested in a career in Architectural Joinery, Tameside College is the place for you; we have industry specialists who will help you maximise your potential as an Architectural (bench hand) Joiner.
Our Joinery department has strong links with industry leaders such as Festool, Hitachi which support our learners with the use of industry tooling and materials.

Your timetable will consist of 3 hours per week classroom based learning for your underpinning knowledge and 7 hours per week workshop with a 1-hour tutorial over 3 days per week.

Our study programmes include a vocational qualification, English and maths, work experience and employability skills. Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a Joinery apprenticeship course. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using Microsoft Teams for independent study and learning.

There are opportunities to demonstrate your skills and abilities through skill competitions. You will need your own personal protective equipment including safety boots and work clothing (you can purchase these from our approved suppliers at a discounted rate). Although all other tools and equipment are provided, you will need to purchase stationery items for use in the classroom such as folders, pens and rulers.
Learners must have:

●  Progression from Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

●  4 GCSE’s grade D – G or 1 -3 (Must include English and maths)

●  Successful interview with a Joinery tutor

●  Enthusiasm for joinery

●  Good communication skills

●  A hard-working approach towards the industry
Assessments are completed at the end of the course.

Graded - pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Part A – Theory examination

Part B – Synoptic assignment (external practical examination)

Important to note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external exam and the final synoptic assessment.
●  Apprenticeship in construction

●  Level 3 Architectural Joinery

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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