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Woodworking Centres of Excellence


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British Woodworking Federation

National Association of Shopfitters

Great Britain




The project will develop a network of Centres of Excellence across the UK to support training in Joinery, Shop-fitting and Interior Contracting  using new apprenticeship standards as the bedrock Using this network  to ensure all units can be offered and ensuring curriculums are up to date and standardised by providing ‘bolt-on’ modules.

After the project more wood workers will have the skills to operate CNC machinery, and the capacity for further people to upskill will be increased through the network of centres of excellence.

  • 50 learners trained in CNC operation

31 Oct 2017

30 Nov 2019