Bench Joinery - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre minimum of 12 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to further develop their career as a joiner. This Apprenticeship provides an excellent way to progress within the construction industry and build on experience gained at Level 2. This Apprenticeship would suit those looking for a supervisory role within the Bench Joinery profession.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

• Confirm the occupational method of work
• Produce setting out details for routine products
• Mark out cutting details for routine products
• Manufacture routing products
• Manufacture complex shaped products
• Set up and use fixed or transportable machinery
• Produce complex shaped product details
• Produce CAD setting out details
• Manufacture complex shaped joinery products
• Produce complex shaped joinery product details

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry. 

What are the entry requirements?

You must have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery.

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

What facilities are there?

  • Trade specific classroom
  • Fully equipped wood machine shop
  • Practical bench and site workshops
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory

What can the course lead on to?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Bench Joinery
  • Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilties
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training or full time work. 

Are there any additional costs?

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.


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