Training for Success

As a young learner on a journey this pathway can offer you a vocational focused route into your chosen profession. Simply put, you can gain valuable skills and knowledge whilst working and studying to gain employer driven accredited qualifications. There are lots of extras including a non-means tested weekly EMA, help with any travel costs, free PPE and tools and regular cash bonuses and we have no entry requirements.

This programme offers a learning journey balancing knowledge based learning with practical work based experiences giving learners an insight into their chosen professional and technical pathway at a range of levels. Craft Training offers various Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications allowing progression onto Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships and then onto Level 4 + through Higher Level Apprenticeships. This programme offers you a unique opportunity to become a star of the future ensuring NI companies of all sizes have a skilled workforce which is highly qualified, both vocationally and academically.

ApprenticeshipsNI

As an apprentice, you will be a new or existing employee, in a Northern Ireland-based company, working with experienced staff to learn and develop your skills and progress in your career. You will be mentored by Craft’s qualified and knowledgeable staff to work towards achieving vocational qualifications and your Essential Skills in English, Maths and ICT if you need them. Craft Training will meet with you and your employer to discuss your training needs and will then develop an individual training programme just for you. We will be with you every step of the way throughout your apprenticeship to support you, ensuring you get the best out of your training programme.

Craft works closely with employers to deliver full on and off the job training via our Assessor delivery allowing all aspects of the ApprenticeshipsNI framework to be delivered in your place of work, where possible. You will achieve recognised qualifications which you can carry with you throughout your career.

Continuous Professional Development

Craft Training offer a range of professional courses which are available to anyone looking to enhance their CV or open up career opportunities. You can undertake any of our qualifications, you don’t need to be on a programme. Other available courses include:

Animal Care

Certificate in Work Based Animal Care

The Level 1 Certificate in Work-based Animal Care are programmes of work-based training and assessment leading to nationally recognised qualifications. They aim to meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the animal care sector, allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector.

  • Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Assist with the care of animals
  • Principles of the care of animals
  • Principles of dealing with animal accommodation
  • Assist with animal accommodation
Diploma in Work Based Animal Care

The Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care are a programme of workplace training and assessment leading to a nationally recognised qualification. They aim to meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the animal care sector allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector. It is a workrelated, competence-based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively and shows that a learner is competent in the area of work the qualification represents.

  • Maintain animal accommodation
  • Control and restrain animals
  • Moving animals between locations
  • Prepare feed for animals
  • Load and unload animals for transportation
Diploma in Work Based Animal Care

The Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care are programmes of workplace training and assessment leading to nationally recognised qualifications. They aim to meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the animal care sector, allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector. The different routes available within this qualification include Animal Care and Welfare, Dog Grooming, Pet Care and Retail, Animal Welfare Enforcement, Animal Training and Dog Animal Wardens.

  • Plan the handling and restraint of animals
  • Plan, supervise and control the movement of animals
  • Plan the accommodation of animals
  • Monitor and evaluate the accommodation of animals
  • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals

Assessors Award

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

This qualification is suitable for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (e.g. a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
  • Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Baking Industry Skills

Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills

This Diploma is a work-oriented competency based qualification. This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work. It will also suit learners who are competent at core baking industry activities and are looking for ways of developing their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support multi-skilling or increase productivity at work.
The qualification offers the baking industry a unique mix of occupational skills and knowledge units covering craft and automated baking, retail and service or support competencies within the baking industry, combined with the detailed baking knowledge units relevant to all roles.

  • Contribute to environmental safety in food operations
  • Maintain workplace food safety standards in operations
  • Principles of oven baking bakery products
  • Principles of cooling bakery products using automated processes
  • Principles of mixing flour confectionery and process control
Certificate for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills

This certificate is a work-oriented competency based qualifications. The qualification is designed for learners who are working in the baking industry and will suit learners who are competent at core baking industry activities and are looking for ways of developing their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support multi-skilling or increase productivity at work.
The qualification offers the baking industry a unique mix of occupational skills and knowledge units covering craft and automated baking, retail and service or support competencies within the baking industry, combined with the detailed baking knowledge units relevant to all roles.

  • Report on compliance with food safety requirements in operations
  • Diagnose problems in food operations
  • Resolve problems in food operations
  • Monitor and control throughput to achieve targets in food operations
  • Monitor food safety at critical control points in operations

Bricklaying

Diploma in Bricklaying

This Diploma is suitable for those wanting to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and / or career progression in Bricklaying. There are no entry barriers on grounds of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in bricklaying, including:

  • Carrying out Blocklaying Activities
  • Maintain workplace food safety standards in operations
  • Carrying out Bricklaying Activities
  • Carrying out Cavity Walling Activities
NVQ & Diploma in Bricklaying

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake bricklaying activities. This involves on-site related activities and safe working practices. The Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in bricklaying.

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Erecting masonary structures in the workplace
  • Building solid walling, insulated and attached piers
NVQ & Diploma in Bricklaying

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake bricklaying activities. This involves on-site related activities and safe working practices. The units encompass a broad range of competencies from the sector. The Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying the learner must achieve all units, the synoptic practical assignment and multiple choice unit tests. They must also pass the Evolve online test.

  • Erecting complex masonry structures in the workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork

Business Administration

NVQ Certificate in Business Administration

The Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Business Administration meet the needs of candidates who work or want to work in an administrative support role. Suitable for the young or adult learner these foundation learning qualifications cover essential skills and knowledge related to working in a business environment which can be transferred to any type of organisation and industry.

  • Work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Use Occupational Health and Safety guidelines when using a keyboard
  • Assist in handling mail
  • Use a filing system
Diploma in Business Administration

This Level 2 Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake administration related activities. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in business and administration. The units encompass a broad range of competencies from the administration sector.

  • Manage own performance in a business environment
  • Improve own performance in a business environment
  • Work within a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Word processing software
  • Store and retrieve information
Diploma in Business Administration

This Level 3 Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake administration related activities. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in business and administration.

  • Manage own performance in business environment
  • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Order products and services
  • Supervise an office facility

Child Care

Certificate in Introduction to Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare

This certificate is designed for learners who work or want to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the childcare sector. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise skills required for employments and / or career progression in the childcare sector.

  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of inclusion and disability
  • Awareness of safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

This diploma is designed for learners who work in or would like to work in the children and young people sector, as supporting role as a nursery assistant, crèche worker or special educational needs assistant, who want to develop their skills relating to children’s care, learning and development.

  • Child and young person development
  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people
  • Contribute to the support of disabled children and those with specific requirements
Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

The Level 3 diploma is aimed at those people already working in the children and young people sector. The learner may be working as a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker, community nursery nurse or as a learning mentor and may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities.

  • Understand child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young People

CITB CSCS Testing

CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test

The CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test (CSCS) helps raise standards across the Construction Industry. The HS&E Test is an important way for construction workers to show employers that they can be safe on the job. The aim of the test is to examine knowledge across a wide range of topics to improve safety and productivity on site. The test is taken as a PC-based test at our CITB approved testing centre in Strabane.

Drylining

NVQ and Diploma in Interior Systems (Drylining)

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake dry lining activities. This involves on-site related activities and safe working practices. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Dry Lining. The units encompass a broad range of competencies from the sector. The Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all requirements of the qualification.

  • Install wall linings and encasement systems
  • Installing dry lining systems in the workplace
  • Installing plasterboard linings in the workplace
  • Install suspended ceiling systems
  • Install partitions

Employability Skills

Employability Skills

The Level 1 and Level 2 Employability Skills qualifications are designed to support an individual to successfully gain a job, progress in a chosen field, prepare the individual for further study and support the development of techniques required for successful independent living. The qualifications have been designed in collaboration with a range of experts from various industry sectors, training providers and employment and recruitment professionals to ensure the content matches what is needed and valued by today’s employment market.

Essential Skills

Essential Skills

The Essential Skills qualifications are concerned with the practical ability to apply communication, number and ICT skills within everyday situations. Essential Skills qualifications are “skill”, rather than “subject” orientated. The emphasis is on purposeful application rather than just recall. All Essential Skills assessments therefore involve working through problems or scenarios.
Being able to communicate effectively, apply mathematics effectively and make good use of technology is crucial to almost every activity in life, work or learning. These qualifications are a crucial passport to success in almost any area of work, life or further learning.

Floorcovering

NVQ and Diploma in Floorcovering

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who work as a floor layer in the construction sector. This involves on site related activities and carrying out safe working practices. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in floorcovering occupations.
The Level 2 Diploma in Floorcovering is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of learners, enabling them to work as a Flooring Contractor / Installer within the construction industry. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

  • Assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering in the workplace
  • Preparing and fitting underlays for floorcoverings in the workplace
  • Setting out for laying floorcoverings in the workplace
  • Install resilient tile and sheet floorcoverings
  • Install textile floorcoverings

Food Industry Skills

Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

This qualification is designed for learners who are working in a range of food operations roles. It will also suit learners competent at core production/processing activities, looking to expand their existing skills.
The qualification offers the food industry a unique mix of occupational skills and knowledge units covering production/processing, food sales and service or support operations competencies, combined with the detailed knowledge units relevant to all roles.

  • Plan and Organise Own Work Activities in Food Manufacture
  • Contribute to the Development of Product Specifications in Food Manufacture
  • Carry Out Product Changeovers in Food Manufacture
  • Contribute to Problem Resolution in Food Manufacture
Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

This qualification is designed for learners who are working in a range of food operations roles. The qualification offers the food industry a unique mix of occupational skills and knowledge units covering production/processing, food sales and service or support operations competencies. The flexible choice of units allows learners to select units that are most relevant to their own employment, learning and progression requirements. The choice of units also reflects the wide variety of jobs which people do in different types of companies in the industry.

  • Monitor effectiveness of food service operations
  • Manage customer service in own area of responsibility
  • The Principles of hazards analysis and critical control points (HAACP) for food manufacturing
  • Manage conflict in a team

Food Safety

Food Safety in Catering

The Food Safety in Catering (Basic Food Hygiene) qualification is suitable for anybody, whether in a supervisory position or those working directly with food. There are no entry barriers on ground of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning.
This qualification can be completed privately or as part of a Programme.
Contact us for more details.

Furniture Production

NVQ & Diploma in Furniture Production

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake furniture production activities. This involves on site related activities and carrying out safe working practices. The Diploma in Furniture Production is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.
Within this NVQ and Diploma, various pathways are available depending on the job role and activities being carried out. A wide range of units are available and after discussion with our furniture tutor in conjunction with the candidate and employer, the pathway and optional units will be selected.

  • Fitted Furniture and Interiors
  • Finishing Furniture
  • Restoring Furniture
  • Furniture Making
  • Furniture Hand Finishing Methods
  • Furniture Installation
NVQ & Diploma in Furniture Production

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake furniture production activities. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace. The Diploma in Furniture Production is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.
Within this NVQ and Diploma, various pathways are available depending on the job role and activities being carried out. A wide range of units are available and after discussion with our furniture tutor in conjunction with the candidate and employer, the pathway and optional units will be selected.

  • Design in the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Industry
  • Furniture Making
  • Furniture Installation
  • Furniture Design and Making
  • Furnishings – Mattress Making
  • Furniture Restoration

Health & Social Care

Certificate in Introduction to Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare

This certificate is designed for learners who work or want to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the childcare sector. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise skills required for employments and / or career progression in the childcare sector.

  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of inclusion and disability
  • Awareness of safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introduction to the factors affecting older people
Diploma in Health & Social Care

This Diploma is designed for learners working or wanting to work in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland in a range of roles, for example, Domiciliary Care Worker, Care Assistant, Day Care Worker, Adult Residential Care Worker or Family Support Worker. There are no entry barriers on grounds of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning. It allows learners to learn about health and social care and to develop and refine practical and technical skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and social care sector.

  • Principles and values
  • Communication and information sharing
  • Dementia awareness
  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
Diploma in Health & Social Care

This Diploma is designed for learners working or wanting to work in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland in a range of roles, for example, care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, day services including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities or personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families. It allows learners to learn about health and social care and to develop and refine practical and technical skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and social care sector.

  • Health and wellbeing
  • CPD in the context of health and social care
  • Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
  • Support individuals who are distressed

Hospitality and Catering

NVQ Certificate in Hospitality Services

This NVQ Certificate is suitable for those wanting to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and / or career progression into the Hospitality Industry. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Hospitality. It also allows candidates to progress into employment or to the Level 2 Qualifications.

  • Maintain a Safe, Hygienic and Secure Working Environment
  • Work Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare and cook meat and poultry
NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery & Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who undertake cookery related activities.

  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Preparation, cooking and finishing of fish dishes
  • Preparation cooking and finishing of poultry dishes
  • Set up and close Kitchen
NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery and Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who undertake cookery related activities. This is a work-based qualification which will enable learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a cookery environment.

  • Develop Productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Cook and finish complex meat dishes
  • Preparation, cooking and finishing of vegetable dishes
  • Principles of preparing cooking and finishing complex soups
NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services and Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles

This qualification covers the required skills and knowledge for preparing to work in the Hospitality & Catering Industry. It is designed to meet the needs of learners who work or want to work in the industry and will give them a taste of various area’s within hospitality & catering.

  • Give Customers a Positive Impression of Self and Your Organisation
  • Prepare and Clear Areas for Table Service
  • Prepare and Clear the Bar Area
  • Prepare and Service Hot Drinks Using Specialist Equipment
NVQ Diploma in Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership and Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles

This qualification is designed for candidates who work or want to work in a supervisory or leadership role within the hospitality sector. The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership will prepare learners for employment in supervision and leadership roles. It covers the make up of the hospitality industry, communication, leading a team, supervision of customer service, stock control and the effective use of resources.

  • Contribute to the Control of Resources
  • Lead a Team to Improve Customer Service
  • Supervise Food Services
  • Manage the Receipt, Storage or Dispatch of Goods

Internal Quality Assurance

Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

This qualification is suitable for those who internally quality assure assessors and assessment, but who do not manage the centre or other internal quality assures.

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
  • Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

IT User

ITQ Diploma for IT Users

This qualification provides basic level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas, as well as underpinning other educational sectors. It can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine.

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Using the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Word Processing Software
ITQ Diploma for IT Users

This qualification is for individuals who use IT skills in their day to day work. The qualification is a work-orientated qualification and is suitable for those who have current real work experience. The qualification provides skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas, as well as underpinning other educational sectors.

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Understanding the Potential of IT
  • Using mobile IT devices
  • Setting up and IT system
ITQ Diploma for IT Users

This qualification is for individuals who use IT skills in their day to day work. The qualification is a work-orientated qualification and is suitable for those who have current real work experience. With guidance a learner will be able to operate information and communication software or hardware with knowledge and understanding it the topics they undertake.

  • Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness Using IT
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Optimise IT system performance
  • Data management software

Bench Joinery

Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

This qualification is designed for candidates who work or want to work as a carpenter or joiner in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery. It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery.

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
NVQ & Diploma in Bench Joinery

This NVQ diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake bench joinery activities. This involves on-site related activities and safe working practices. The Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Manufacturing routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace
  • Marking out from setting out details for routine bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
NVQ & Diploma in Bench Joinery

This NVQ diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake bench joinery activities. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in bench joinery. The Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. To gain the diploma, learners must achieve all units, the synoptic practical assignment and all multiple choice unit tests. They must also pass the Evolve online test.

  • Manufacturing bespoke bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Producing setting out details for bespoke bench/architectural joinery products in the workplace
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

Site Carpentry

Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

This qualification is designed for candidates who work or want to work as a carpenter or joiner in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery. It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the Level 2 Diploma in Site Joinery.

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
NVQ & Diploma in Site Carpentry

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake site carpentry. This involves on site related activities and carrying out safe working practices. The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification

  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Installing first fixing components in the workplace
  • Installing second fixing components in the Workplace
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
NVQ & Diploma in Site Carpentry

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake site carpentry. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in site carpentry. The Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. To gain the diploma, learners must achieve all units, the synoptic practical assignment and multiple choice unit tests. They must also pass the Evolve online test.

  • Installing bespoke first fixing components in the workplace
  • Installing bespoke second fixing components in the workplace
  • Maintaining non-structural or structural components in the workplace
  • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings

Management

Diploma in Management

This qualification will allow learners to develop management, leadership and employability skills, which are all essential for the workplace. There is a wide range of optional units covering different aspects of management and leadership, which allows the learner choice in a specialist area, or to spread their choice of units across several specialist areas. At Level 3 the learner can expect to be working as a supervisor or first line manager.

  • Manage own professional development within an organisation
  • Set objectives and provide support for team members
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team
  • Build, support and manage a team

Meat & Poultry Industry Skills

Certificate for Proficiency in Meat & Poultry Skills

This certificate is a work-oriented competency based qualification. It covers a good grounding for a variety occupational areas including handling livestock, meat processing, butchery and butchery sales and service.

  • Produce Batch Meat Preparations and Products
  • Sell Food Products in a Retail Environment
  • Serve on a Specialist Food Retail Counter
  • Sharpen Cutting Tools for Use in Food Operations
Certificate for Proficiency in Meat & Poultry Skills

This qualification is designed for learners who are working in the meat and poultry industry. It covers a broad range of skills from the monitoring of livestock, meat processing/butchery and butchery sales and service. This will suit learners who are competent in meat processing activities and are looking for ways of developing their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support multi-skilling or increase productivity at work.

  • Monitor Secondary Butchery in Meat Processing
  • Monitor Butchery in Sales Operations
  • Monitor the Manufacture of Meat Products/Preparations
  • Evaluate and Improve Production in Food Manufacture

Painting and Decorating

Diploma in Painting and Decorating

This qualification is designed for candidates who work or want to work as a painter/decorator in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in painting/decorating. It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating.

  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
NVQ & Diploma in Painting and Decorating

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake Painting & Decorating. This involves on site related activities and carrying out safe working practices.
The Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification

  • Conforming the general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Creating and applying colour
NVQ & Diploma in Painting and Decorating

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake Painting & Decorating. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Painting & Decorating.
The Level 3 Diploma in Painting & Decorating is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. To gain the diploma, learners must achieve all units, the synoptic practical assignment and multiple choice unit tests. They must also pass the Evolve online test.

  • Applying paint systems to complex surfaces by brush in the workplace
  • Producing and applying complex stencil designs in the workplace
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work

Personal & Social Skills

Personal & Social Skills

The Level 1 and 2 qualifications are for learners who need to develop their personal and social skills. It covers a range of areas such developing own skills and setting goals, managing relationships and working with others. Learners are likely to be in school or young adults working towards other qualifications and trying to fill skills gaps. These learners may be looking to gain skills to help them enter or return to employment. Confidence building and raising self-esteem will be a critical element of these qualifications.

Plastering

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

This Diploma is suitable for those wanting to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and / or career progression in Plastering. There are no entry barriers on grounds of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in plastering.

  • Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials
  • Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds
  • Fixing sheet material
NVQ & Diploma in Plastering

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake plastering activities. This involves on-site related activities and safe working practices. The Level 2 Diploma in Plastering is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in plastering.

  • Apply finishing plaster to prepared surfaces in the workplace
  • Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace
  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

Retail

Certificate in Retail Knowledge

This is a knowledge based qualification and is suitable for those who wish to undertake retail related activities, developing their knowledge and skills of these. The aim of this qualification is to provide individuals with an opportunity to show basic knowledge and competencies needed to work in a supervised role. The units encompass a broad range of competencies in the Retail sector.

  • Understanding the Business of retail
  • Understanding customer service in the retail sector
  • Understanding how a retail business maintains health, safety and security on its premises
  • Understanding the retail selling process
Certificate in Retail Skills and Knowledge

The Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who undertake retail related activities. The Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge is a knowledge based qualification and is suitable for those who wish to undertake retail related activities, developing their knowledge and skills of these. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Retail and the units encompass a broad range of competencies from the retail sector.

  • Work effectively in your retail team
  • Keep stock on sale at required levels in a retail environment
  • Understand the retail selling process
  • Understand how a retail business maintains health and safety on its premises
Diploma in Retail Skills Management and Retail Knowledge

The Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills Management is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who undertake retail related activities. The Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge is a knowledge based qualification and is suitable for those who wish to undertake retail related activities, developing their knowledge and skills of these. The aim of these qualifications is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace.

  • Work effectively and support others in a retail organisation
  • Manage staff to receive goods in a retail environment
  • Understanding the development of personal and team effectiveness in a retail business
  • Understanding security and loss prevention in a retail business

Team Leading

Diploma in Team Leading

This qualification is for learners who work in, or who want to work in the business and professional management sector. It gives learners the opportunity to develop and demonstrate competence as a Team Leader or Trainee Supervisor, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to develop core competencies including team leadership styles and team dynamics. It also gives learners a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification.

  • Manage Personal Performance and Development
  • Communicate Work-Related Information
  • Principles of Team Leading
  • Contribute to Meetings in a Business Environment

Upholstery

NVQ & Diploma in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

This NVQ Diploma is a work-oriented qualification and is suitable for those who undertake modern upholstery activities. The qualification provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a career in modern upholstery. The Diploma allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Furniture Making sector and onto the Level 3 qualification.

  • Upholster standard items of modern furniture
  • Cut fabrics and components for use in upholstery
  • Design schemes in furnishings
  • Matching and cutting materials in upholstery and soft furnishings
NVQ & Diploma in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

The NVQ Diploma is designed for those who are an experienced specialist, craftsperson or supervisor in the furniture industry and who maybe want to develop practical skills further or perhaps take on a management role. The Diploma is ideal for anyone who is working in, or wants to work, in the furnishings industry. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Furniture Making sector.

  • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries
  • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment
  • Install and dress soft furnishings
  • Produce complex shaped cushions and padded items

Warehousing and Logistics

Certificate in Warehousing & Storage

This Certificate is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who are working in warehousing and storage. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace and contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of the logistics industry's workforce.

  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations
  • Assemble orders for dispatch in logistics operations
  • Process returned goods in logistics operations
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
Certificate in Logistics Operations

This Certificate is a work-oriented competency based qualification and is suitable for those who are working in a supervisory or team leading level of responsibility within the logistics sector. The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace and contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of the logistics industry's workforce.

  • Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector
  • Optimise the use of logistic resources
  • Maintain the safety and security of hazardous goods and materials in logistics operations
  • Apply technology in logistics operations

Woodmachining

NVQ & Diploma in Woodmachining

The NVQ qualification enables the learner to demonstrate and recognise skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate competence in a real workplace environment so they can work as a Woodmachinist within the construction industry. The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in various mandatory and optional units.
The Level 2 Diploma in Woodmachining qualification has been developed for achievement in a training environment which means the learner does not need to be employed to undertake this qualification. Assessment will be against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for the occupational area.

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Produce planed wood and wood-based products
  • Produce and maintain woodmachining tooling

About Us

Craft Training Ltd is a family run business, set up by husband and wife team Seamus and Marie Nealis in 1994. Craft Training have over 25 years’ experience and have become a leading supplier of training for qualifications and NVQs, with a repertoire of over 60 courses on offer to learners of all ages from all walks of life. Occupational areas include hospitality, catering, construction, management, retail, IT, animal care and childcare, to name a few! Craft currently offer the Training for Success programme to learners aged 16 to 24 years old where these new entrants to the workforce can develop their skills and knowledge in purpose built centres with practical training workshops and classrooms kitted out with the latest technology while receiving weekly EMA, assistance with travel costs plus lots of bonuses such as free driving lessons, free tools and PPE. Craft offer the ApprenticeshipsNI programme throughout Northern Ireland, where employees can undertake tailored training and qualifications while they work in order that they can progress and up-skill in the workforce, with employer grants available to all companies. Craft also offer a range of private qualifications including CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Operatives Test, Essential Skills Communication, Application of Number and ICT plus professional qualifications to include Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Awards. In addition, Craft have a range of training contracts in ROI offering the same knowledge and expertise in areas such as welding, ECDL, construction skills, security and First Aid, and are also the approved suppliers for Essential Skills to CAFRE across all its locations throughout Northern Ireland. Craft value the company’s past and continue to invest in the future of training, looking forward to another 25 years in business!

Mission Statement

"It is our mission to deliver quality knowledge and skills today, to empower the learners for tomorrow!"

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Our Branches

Craft Training is a privately owned and family run training organisation. We have purpose built centres in four locations and a province wide reach to cater for learners and meet employer needs throughout the country.

CRAFT Strabane

Mopack Business Complex
Ballycolman Road

Strabane

BT82 9PH

02871 884304

CRAFT Derry/L'Derry

Units 2-4

44 Springtown Industrial Estate
Springtown Road

Derry/L'Derry

BT48 0LY

02871 370 384

CRAFT Omagh

19 A&B Kevlin Avenue

Omagh

BT48 0LY

02882 259 377

CRAFT Cookstown

7 Union Street

Cookstown

BT80 8NG

02886 766 526

CRAFT Strabane

47 Main Street
Strabane

BT82 8AU

02871 415051