Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3CJB (2324)|
Who is it for?
Having successfully developed specific Bench Joinery skills through completing the Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery this programme is designed to give you an understanding of advanced knowledge and techniques of the trade. These specialist skills will improve your employability prospects with a bespoke bench joinery company and you will be working on the same course subjects as those on an Advanced Apprenticeship programme. Progress to HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery.
Successful completion of Level 2 Bench Joinery course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above.
What does the course involve?
This one-year course will build upon the skills and knowledge that you have gained through the successful completion of the Level 2 Bench Joinery course.
Our experienced teaching staff will help you learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in bench joinery. Employers usually want people with some construction experience and relevant qualifications.
The course covers the following skills:
- How to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
- How to manufacture shaped doors and frames
- The manufacture of stairs with turns
- The principles of organising, planning, and pricing construction work.
You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional Skills in English / Maths if appropriate.
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test.
How much does it cost?
All materials are provided as well as tools, equipment and PPE. We recommend you provide your own steel capped footwear for use in the workshop.
The progression route from the successful completion of this course would typically be into full-time employment either directly or through an apprenticeship. For example, you could start as a joiner’s mate or labourer to get some site experience then take further training to qualify.
Students have the opportunity of entering local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.
You will be expected to partake in work placements that are usually two days a week and industry-related
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
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