A World Class Educational Experience

Investing in Our Future. Investing in Your Future.

Joining and learning from our experienced, expert team in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, you’ll be supported to work on real-world contracts in real-time, learning valuable skills every step of the way.

You’ll also join your fellow apprentices in our dedicated training space to work towards your vocational qualifications:
the Apprenticeship in Wood Machining, Level 2, and Digital Design Manufacture, Level 3 & 5.


Apprenticeship In Wood Machining (Level 2)

Working with us and studying full-time over 2 years, you’ll achieve your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Machining. Although you don’t need any previous experience or training in the area to apply it is preferred if candidates have GCSE Grade D or above in Maths, English and ICT.


Digital Design Manufacture (Level 3 & 5)

The Level 3 Award and Level 5 Certificate in Digital Prototype Design and Manufacture qualifications have been designed to enable new learners and existing technicians to build skills in the development of prototypes and short manufacturing runs through the use of cutting-edge computer aided design software and 3D printing and/or CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing processes.

Level 3 Award in Digital Prototype Design and Manufacture

  • Create and evaluate a 3D design
  • Transform the design into a format which can be outputted to a Prototype machine
  • Manufacture a prototype

Level 5 Certificate in Digital Prototype Design and Manufacture

  • Use a structured process to develop an idea for a prototype design
  • Create a 3D design from an initial idea or solution
  • Evaluate and revise a 3D design
  • Prepare a prototype design for manufacture
  • Manufacture a prototype

To take part in the Apprenticeship programme you need to:

  • Have reached the minimum school leaving age in Northern Ireland (16 years).
  • Be employed or be about to take up paid employment in Northern Ireland.
  • Be working a minimum of 21 hours per week on a permanent contract.
  • Meet all the entry requirements of your chosen apprenticeship.
  • Meet a number of eligibility considerations, for example if you are a non-EU national or a public sector employee, or if you have previously achieved a recognised vocational qualification.

You may need to meet other eligibility considerations, for example you may not be eligible if you’re a non-EU national, a public sector worker or already have a recognised vocational qualification.

If you’re 25 years and over, there are restrictions on the type of apprenticeship that are available with funding.


Achieving your apprenticeship is just the beginning

We may be able to offer you an opportunity that matches your skills and ambitions in any of the following roles:
Bench Joiner
Design Technician
CNC Programmer / operator
Team Leader
Project Manager

After completing my A-Levels in 2017 I joined Woodmarque. Since then my job role has changed and I’m now the Contracts Administrator.

Woodmarque have supported my development by providing specialised training and encouraging me to complete my part-time degree. I feel lucky to be doing something I really enjoy and working alongside such a friendly team. I hope to continue to develop my career with Woodmarque in the future.
Ebony Downey – Contracts Administrator


To find out more about The Woodmarque Academy
Call: +44(0)28 8772 4907 or email: info@woodmarqueacademy.co.uk