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CAA NVQ Diploma Level 2 – Carpentry & Joinery

(Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Bench Joinery)
Course overview
This course represents a level that a potential carpentry professional could achieve. The Construction Awards Alliance (CAA) NVQ Diploma in Bench Joinery is the advanced level course designed to develop the skills and knowledge of literally anyone, enabling them to train from zero knowledge up to working in the industry in their chosen craft of carpentry and ultimately qualifying them fully to work onsite, after the course.

This has been specifically developed for individuals wanting to gain professional level skills in the application of precise carpentry and joinery techniques for the purpose of constructing various timber elements including stairways, doors, windows and other components ready to be transported and fitted onsite.

All the units of training must be completed by each learner and you will be guided and trained throughout this process by our experienced carpentry trainers. After the initial training gained at our centre you will then be assessed in the workplace by one of our Assessors. To gain the full carpentry NVQ diploma, learners must achieve all units, the final practical assignment, pass the multiple online tests and achieve the onsite assessment requirements.

What this course will do with regards to all of this, is equip all course participants with the vital carpentry skills and knowledge to produce a professional finish in all scenarios resulting in the award of a NVQ Diploma high level carpentry qualification. This is an advanced course but it is designed for anyone; novices and experienced personnel wanting to gain their carpentry NVQ Level 2.
Who is this qualification for?
There are no formal entry requirements for the diploma anyone can enrol and complete this course. All potential candidates have the opportunity to attend and successfully gain the full carpentry NVQ Diploma Level 2 qualification.

Although the Construction Awards Alliance (CAA) do not state that there is a need for any formal entry requirements, this course is not suitable for those who wish to improve their carpentry DIY or property development skills. The qualification is designed for those personnel who want to gain a carpentry qualification to enter the industry and be recognised.

It is also intended for those working with carpentry contracting companies who have responsibility for their staff to be qualified. The CAA have designed this course so that it caters for all learners, whatever their background and inexperience.

Units covered
Part 1 (CAA NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery)
The initial part of the course has been specifically developed for delivery at our Carpentry Training Centre using simulated conditions that are as close to real scenarios as possible. The course is practical based and there are online tests so the candidate can show what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

The training comprises of:
  • CC 1001K: Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 1001S: Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 2002K: Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 2002S: Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 2003K: Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • CC 2003S: Building methods and construction technology
  • CC 2012K: Know how to set up and operate a circular saw
  • CC 2012S: Set up and operate a circular saw
  • CC 2034K: Know how to produce setting out details for routine joinery products
  • CC 2034S: Produce setting out details for routine joinery products
  • CC 2035K: Know how to mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products
  • CC 2035S: Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products
  • CC 2036K: Know how to manufacture routine joinery products
  • CC 2036S: Manufacture routine joinery products
Followed by the Bench Joinery Level 2 Synoptic Practical Assignment Level 2 ‘Construct an under stairs cupboard’ and the online exam.

Units covered
Part 2 (Cskills Awards L2 NVQ in Bench Joinery)
You will then be assessed onsite by one of our assessors on a number of arranged occasions. He will then sign off each part of the criteria that you achieve in the workplace and your full carpentry NVQ Diploma level 2.

The assessment comprises of 4 mandatory units:
  • QCF01: Conforming to General Safety
  • QCF02: Conforming to Efficient Working Practices
  • QCF03: Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace
  • QCF16A: Manufacturing Routine Bench Joinery Products in the Workplace
An additional unit needs to be selected:
  • QCF13: Setting Up and Using Circular Saws in the Workplace
  • QCF14A: Producing Setting Out Details for Routine Bench Joinery Products in the Workplace
  • QCF15A: Marking Out from Setting Out Details for Routine Bench Joinery Products in the Workplace
In summary the completion of the course will be after the:
  • Achievement of each unit by internal testing undertaken by the candidate at our carpentry training centre.
  • A synoptic practical carpentry assignment set by the CAA that the candidate must complete.
  • Online test covering the specified carpentry units that must be passed to achieve the qualification. The test is an independent test of both knowledge and understanding.
  • Onsite assessment covering 7 units resulting in the award of a CAA NVQ Diploma level 2 in Bench Joinery.
Progress routes
After this course some students decide to go further and undertake other courses to broaden their scope of work. We recommend that completing a second course such as a tiling course as a complete package ensures that you as a student have the practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge of your work. This provides students who successfully complete both courses with a good grounding and the ability to carry out many tasks and increase their scope of work
  • CAA Diploma in Tiling
  • City & Guilds Tiling Course
  • DIY and Home Improvement Tiling Course
Our plastering courses provide this clear progression route, helping learners to achieve the career goals they aspire to. With these skills and qualifications you can progress to a higher level of work during your career and you can for example, move on to work in the Building Services Industry further down the line. This helps those who wish, to progress from skilled occupations into technical, supervisory or managerial posts
Support for students
Access Training is committed to the highest standards of customer focus and technical expertise, with a host of benefits including:
  • Specialist, professionally qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience.
  • Enhanced Online Assessments, allowing students to sit exams with flexibility to fit around their speed of learning.
  • 24hr online support for all student questions and queries when studying away from the training centre.
We train students from anywhere in the UK
The main areas include:
  • South Wales
    (Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend)
  • South of England
    (Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Reading, Slough, London)
  • The Midlands
    (Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester)
  • he South West
    (Devon, Cornwall, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton)
Further information
Information regarding our carpentry and joinery courses is available from our Course Advice Team. Please call for advice or leave your details and we’ll contact you!
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