Wood Machining Level 2





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About the course

If you are looking for a career as a Wood Machinist in the construction industry, then this course will provide you with the industry-standard skills that potential employers desire. You will study and develop your skills using Woodworking Machinery and by the end of the course will be able to demonstrate competence in machining timber components from a plank of wood through to a finished item.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements:  

  • Successful completion of level 1 Carpentry and Joinery
  • Achieved GCSE or Functional Skills targets
  • Excellent record of attendance and commitment at school/college
  • Demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a commitment to succeed and prepare effectively for employment

Desirable Requirements:

  • An attendance record at college in excess of 90%
  • A strong commitment to adopt a 'work-ready' approach, taking responsibility for your own development and behaviour
  • Completed 30 hours or more of work experience within the construction industry
What will I do on this course?

This qualification consist of 9 study units and will help you to develop technical skills associated with wood machining.

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products
  • Produce jointed wood, planed wood, profiled wood, sawn wood and wood-based products
  • Produce and maintain wood machining tooling
  • Produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery
  • You may also be required to study maths and English as part of your course
Who is it for?

This course is suitable for 16-18 year olds who are progressing from the level 1 diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are:

  • Attendance
  • Exams
  • Online assessments
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio work
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the level 3 Diploma in Wood Machining. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the Carpentry industry.

Additional cost

You will need protective footwear and a high vis vest for practical sessions.


You will need an interview for this course



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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