Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
Why Do You Need It?
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification meets the occupational standards required for employees who work in wood occupations in specific areas in the Construction and Built Environment sector. It is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace where learners are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge to a level required in the construction industry.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the latest National Occupational Standards for Wood Occupations. It is written to the agreed national occupational standards for competence in wood occupations in construction, and is entirely vocationally-related in its content. As an NVQ, all units within the qualifications are derived from these occupational standards directly, and evidence of knowledge, skill and understanding will be gained from a workplace or a realistic workplace situation.
This qualification offers seven pathways:
Pathway 1: Site Carpentry
Pathway 2: Architectural Joinery
Pathway 3: Wheelwrighting
Pathway 4: Shopfitting Site Work
Pathway 5: Shopfitting Bench Work
Pathway 6: Structural Post and Beam Carpentry
Pathway 7: Timber Frame Erection
There are three mandatory units for all the pathways, these are Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace; Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace; and Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace.
Learners must then select one of the above pathways and complete the required mandatory units of that pathway as well as any additional units that would be required in order to achieve this qualification.
Who can take this qualification?
This qualification is for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the equired standards and have the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills in a realistic construction working environment. Learners do not need any prior qualifications, knowledge or experience before starting the qualification.
Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are:
- Wood Machinist
Who supports this qualification?
The specification for these qualifications has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland. This qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
How is this qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed through a portfolio of evidence gathered from a range of sources including workplace activities and realistic work environments, professional discussions, questioning and observation of performance.
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