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?

A Bench Joinery Apprentice will build and construct, usually with types of wood. You must have a passion for the industry and enjoy the challenge of working in a fastpaced environment, as well as have the ability to be an effective member of a team.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

  • Learning a variety of different building methods
  • How to set up and operate a circular saw
  • Developing your knowledge of Health and Safety 
  • Producing setting out details for routine bench / architectural joinery products Learning the best way to setup and use transportable cutting and shaping machines
  • How to manufacture routine joinery products
  • Learn how to operate a range of portable power tools safely

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?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • Our dedicated Construction Training Centre has undergone a £1 Million refurbishment and offers industry-standard facilities for all elements of construction training.
  • This facility includes; a carpentry workshop, cafe, social space and ICT suite

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Bench Joinery Apprenticeship

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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