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Carpentry & Joinery (Bench Joinery) Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

A step up from Level 2; this Diploma will build up on essential skills and knowledge you need to go out into industry with particular emphasis on bench joinery.

Building on your skills from Level 2, you will learn how to create more advanced joinery such as curved windows, gothic arched doors and winder staircases, alongside the rest of the topics covered.

As a joinery student you have access to our well-equipped joinery workshop, machine shop with storage and extraction and project areas. Our tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many years’ experience in the construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in heritage and conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition. All tools, equipment and materials are provided.


Course content

  • Communication
  • Construction industry regulations & safe working practices
  • Developing supervisory/management skills
  • How to set out & manufacture complicated joinery; curved windows, gothic arched doors, spandrel frames & winder staircases
  • Safe use of woodworking machines
  • Sustainability
  • Workplace safety

Entry requirements

  • Carpentry & Joinery (Bench Joinery) Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Written and practical assessment

Financial information

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Future opportunities

  • Foundation Degree
  • Carpenter 
  • Joiner 
  • Bench Joinery Specialist

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 29 August 2018
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