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Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Building — Bench Joinery (Level 3)

Key course information

Construction and Trades

01/08/2019

1 year

Apprenticeship

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Course Overview


The construction industry is one of the largest and broadest to work in, employing around 7% of the UKs workforce, and there is always a demand for skilled professionals, whether that's developing hospitals or housing estates.Carpenters and Joiners need to have a good eye for detail, strong maths skills and the ability to follow instructions and technical drawings.


What will I learn?


Apprenticeships in Bench Joinery will give you the theoretical knowledge you need to succeed in the industry, the practical skills to produce work to a high standard, and an understanding of health and safety, materials and sustainability.

Entry Requirements


For entry onto the advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery the level 2 NQV Diploma must have been achieved.

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT.

Your employer must be able to provide the full scope of work required for the apprenticeship.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


The duration of an advanced apprenticeship in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery is 24 months.

This apprenticeship is a day release programme where you will be required to attend college for two days a week in your first year and one day a week in your second year.

The competence element will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio and the knowledge element is delivered at Wiltshire College Trowbridge or Chippenham campuses.

If required, Functional Skills will also be delivered as part of the day release programme.

Additional Costs and Information


To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades


Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

Two-thirds of construction companies claim they struggled to hire a carpenter due to a shortage of skilled workers

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