BTEC NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies (Craft – wood work)

“Learn how to safely and accurately use a range of woodworking workshop tools and equipment to create a product.”



Awarding Body


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Mr Akhthar

Years taught

Year 10 and Year 11

What is the course structure?

At the start of Year 10 students are taught about the design process and undertake a number of mini projects to help build and refresh the practical workshop skills.


From the Spring term students are introduced to the project brief and begin their initial research into similar existing products and suitable manufacturing processes. This is followed by a period of design and review where students draft out and test a range of ideas in response to the brief.


After testing and evaluating these ideas, the most successful design is selected for manufacture.


Student's then spend a period of time making a working prototype to marketable standard in the workshop.


At the start of Year 11 students, the awarding body provides details of the externally set unit of work.


Students spend the following two terms working on this unit, using the skills and knowledge they have built up through Year 10. Once the externally set unit is completed there is a period of time where students can reflect and improve their unit-1-3 work and complete their personal projects.

What will I study?

Students enrolled on this course will develop higher order creative thinking and problem solving skills through a variety of analysis, design and practical making tasks.


Students will be taught how to produce technical isometric and orthographic drawings. They will learn how to use the school CAD/CAM laser cutting equipment.


Students will also learn how to safely and accurately use a range of woodworking workshop tools and equipment to create a product.

How is the course assessed?

The course is split into 4 different units that test the student's ability to think creatively to research, design, make and evaluate a product.


3 of the units are internally assessed by the centre.


1 unit is set externally and is assessed by the NCFE awarding body.


Students need all 4 units to complete the course and must pass the externally set unit to secure a pass grade.

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