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Qualification Overview 

This qualification is vocationally based and as such, offers the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge in the workplace. Learners will gain knowledge on generic skills such as health and safety, working productively and moving and handling. In addition learners will follow one of six pathways that cover site carpentry, bench joinery, structural post and beam carpentry, light structural timber framing, timber frame erection or timber decks and cladding, completing the mandatory, and any additional optional components required to achieve the credits needed to complete the qualification.


This qualification has been developed with reference to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and completion of the qualification will provide learners with evidence of their occupational competence and could enable them to progress onto additional training at this level such as the NOCN Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations.


Level 1
Carpentry Tutor
Jack Hutchinson

Topics Covered In This Qualification

  • Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace

  • Setting Out Timber Framework in the Workplace

  • Manufacturing routine architectural joinery products in the workplace

  • Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace

  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 16 and over and as a NVQ they must be employed in an appropriate role to be able to generate evidence of competence and simulation is not allowed. Colleges/training providers must ensure that all learners have the ability and attributes to achieve the qualification given access to the appropriate facilities, resources, training and support within a college/training provider and workplace setting. This could include a relevant level of literacy and numeracy.


Achievement of this qualification confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and skills required to:

  • work in wood occupations.

  • progress onto a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

Level 2
Carpentry Tutor
Mark Bragg
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