Wood Occupations

  • Fees £750
  • 3-6 Months

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2509/4

Minimum total qualification time: 410 hours

The NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) Level 2 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as general health, safety and welfare; productive working practices; and moving, handling and storing resources. Learners can specialise in installing first and second fixing components; manufacturing routine architectural joinery; setting out and fabricating timber framework; installing frames and hinges and internal mouldings; erecting timber walls, roofs and floors; setting up and using cutting and shaping machines; or manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • Site carpentry
  • Architectural joinery
  • Structural post and beam carpentry
  • Light structural timber framing
  • Timber frame erection
  • Timber decks and cladding
  • Heritage site carpentry
  • Heritage architectural joinery
  • Heritage post and beam carpentry

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence in wood occupations. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Supporting a role in the workplace
  • Confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Providing access to a relevant card scheme

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 41 credits. They must complete between three and seven mandatory units plus between one and three optional units from the qualification structure. (See Qualification content and delivery tools.)

There are no specific skills, knowledge, understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

Entry

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed in wood occupations.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • People in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • Individuals who wish to start their own business
  • School and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • Full-time and part-time study

Frequently asked questions

A flexible route to becoming qualified in the workplace with no examinations A practical demonstration of the individuals skills, knowledge and understanding Certification to demonstrate you have met a national standard for an occupational role Improved employability and transferability Access to recognised qualification for employees with no other formal education

They are assessed in a combination of ways: By portfolio - you build up evidence of what you've done at work; and by observation - an assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks. Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ/SVQ standards.

You cannot fail an NVQ. You are either classed as competent, or not yet competent; which means you would need to provide additional or further evidence over a period of time.

Applications are assessed in order of receipt and processing times may vary. Most candidates complete a course in 3 - 12 months dependant on the level. Some in as little as 3 months depending on what time you have available and what evidence you may already have.

Yes. Towards the end of your course your Assessor will conduct an onsite observation at your work place to make sure you are putting in to practice what you have been studying. We observe you not the business.

All of our assessors are industry competent and qualified. You will be assigned one Assessor/Tutor throughout the duration of the course so you know who to deal with and build that important rapport. There is no limit to the support you can ask for.

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