Bench Joinery - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre up to 24 Months

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

This Intermediate Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to start a career as a joiner within the construction industry. This Apprenticeship provides an excellent way to begin your career and progress to further training.

Construction Apprentices must have a passion for the industry and enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment, as well as have the ability to be an effective member of a team.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

• Building methods and constructive technology
• Setting up and operate a circular saw
• Producing setting out details for routine bench / architectural joinery products
• Marking out from setting out details for routine bench / architectural joinery products
• Manufacturing routine bench / architectural joinery products
• Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines
• Produce setting out details for routine joinery products
• Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products
• Manufacture routine joinery products

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?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 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 2 NVQ Diploma in Bench Joinery
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)

Successful completion of this programme can lead to progression into the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery. 

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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