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Architectural Joinery Technical Certificate - Level 2

Overview

The Architectural Joinery Technical Certificate is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as an architectural joiner. An architectural joiner has the skills and knowledge to make timber products such as doors,frames and windows, and plays an important part of any construction team.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working as an architectural joiner or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of at least grade 4/C in English and maths.
  • A relevant foundation construction award or a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery including English and maths
  • If the applicant has trade experience a basic aptitude test will be required.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1575A1FREE£500.00** EApply
Sep 20201 yr(s)1575A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical assessment
  • Theory tests
  • Online test
  • Health and safety test.

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work as an architectural joiner.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of construction.
  • Planning and preparation for architectural joinery production.
  • Use of woodworking machinery.
  • Architectural joinery component production.
  • Assembly and finishing of architectural joinery.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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How do I apply?

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