Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Building - Bench Joinery
About this course

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 successful completion, you may seek further employment within the construction and trades industry.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.