Course Details

Now delivered in both Brinsbury and Chichester campus. All candidates studying on these courses cover a training programme, which gives them all the practical skills and job knowledge required to complete the above qualification to further their career in the Furniture Industry. You will have the opportunity to setup and operate a range of classical fixed woodworking machinery in the production of 2 practical projects and 1 centre devised assignment. As a minimum you will use saws, planers, profiling, jointing and sanding machines.

Entry Requirements

There are not prior qualifications required to join this course however it is desirable that you have successfully completed Furniture Occupation Level 1 Diploma or can demonstrate prior experience within the wood industry.

Career options

Upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Award in Furniture.

Wood Machining Level 2 Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent facilities and resources
  • 2 Graded Outstanding by OFSTED
  • 3 Friendly learning environment with excellent support
  • 4 Various routes available for progression
  • 5 Instruction by highly qualified industry professionals

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • City and Guilds 5780-22 Diploma in Wood Machining (QCF)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
CON236BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
CON236CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Mandatory units Unit 201 Health and Safety within furniture and furnishing making environments Unit 229 Sustainability in the timber trade Unit 225 Professional responsibilities in furniture making environments Unit 224 Planning for career pathways in furniture and furnishing industries Unit 217 Manufacturing wood-based components using sawing machines Unit 213 Manufacturing wood-based components using planing machines Unit 215 Manufacturing wood-based components using profiling machines Unit 212 Manufacturing wood-based components using jointing machines Optional units Unit 211 Manufacturing wood-based components using CNC machines Unit 216 Manufacturing wood-based components using sanding machines Unit 214 Manufacturing wood-based components using powered tools In some instances, students may require to take either take functional skills or GCSE Maths and English depending on the grades of their recent qualifications.

How will I be taught?

You will first be given an initial induction in the set up and use of machinery, this is in 2 parts – classroom theory and workshop practical. You will then have the opportunity of applying this learning in the production of 2 design and make pieces. Here you have to sketch and develop ideas, produce working drawings and cutting lists then purchase wood from which you will convert into components using machinery. After which these will be assembled together to make your item of furniture.

How will I be assessed?

To pass the course you will have to complete a centre devised assignment incorporating the use of all the machinery covered throughout the course in the production of a set piece of furniture.

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