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Shopfitting & Bench Joinery (Level 2) at CITB-ConstructionSkills

Course description

Bench joiners prepare and assemble doors windows and staircases, ready for installation. They also create fitted furniture, such as wardrobes and cupboards for buildings. Become a bench joiner, and you will be mainly workshop based.

Course content

Sample of units from the course: Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others; Knowledge of building methods and construction technology; Set up and operate a circular saw; Construct a Shop Entrance with Step; Mark out from setting out details for routine shopfitting products; Manufacture routine shopfitting products.

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Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements to train as a bench joiner, although GCSEs/standard grades in Maths, English and Technology may be helpful for the calculations, measurements and theory.

Apprenticeships are the usual route in and enable you to earn while you learn. Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will usually involve a selection test


Through observation and accumulation of a portfolio of evidence

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CITB-ConstructionSkills directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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