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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery at MidKent College

Course description

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs.A level 3 apprenticeship in Bench Joinery allows you to combine hands-on practical experience, and expand your existing skills, learning the trade in depth whilst getting all the knowledge you need to embark on your career.Whilst on this course, you will study a range of areas, that includes:> Efficiency in the workplace> Health and Safety> Loading and unloading materials> Preparing materials > Calculations of materials> Carrying out Bench Joinery practical work

Entry requirements

Students need to have the following:> Successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship> Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week> A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)> Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

Future opportunities

You will be able to apply everything that you've learnt at College to your trade on recognised buildings sites and become a fully qualified tradesperson. Level 4 is available via Professional Construction courses.

Further information

> At College, you will develop your knowledge and practical skills within our well-equipped workshops and theory sessions> You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment at College to study Bench Joinery

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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    • Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large learning resource centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.

      In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.

      As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.