Level 2 Intermediate 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.

An Intermediate apprenticeship in construction is a form of vocational training where you will follow a ConstructionSkills' approved framework to develop skills and knowledge and then demonstrate and evidence your application in a construction environment.

What will I learn?

The intermediate apprenticeship in Bench Joinery is aimed at someone working in a joiner’s shop producing wood products, to given specifications, for use by the site carpenter. This includes:

  • Doors
  • Window frames
  • Stair cases

The use of machinery in the production of products plays an important part within the joiner’s shop. 

Entry requirements

Entry Level 3 or GCSE grade D in Maths and English.

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

Study, assessment and qualifications

The duration of an intermediate apprenticeship in Bench Joinery will take 24 months to complete and you will be required to attend college for 2 days per week during term time in your first year and 1 day per week during term time in your second year. 

Additional costs and information

The Competence element will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio. The knowledge element is delivered at Wiltshire College Trowbridge, Chippenham or Salisbury Campuses. 

If required, Functional Skills will also be delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme. A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole programme.

What could I do next?

On successful completion of the intermediate apprenticeship in Bench Joinery you may decide to progress onto the advanced apprenticeship or seek further employment. 

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.