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Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3 at CDC

Course description

The courses are ideal for apprentices who are looking to advance their skill set across various joinery sectors. It is ideal for apprentices who have already completed a level 2 qualification and gained significant experience of working in the industry.

Training content can be tailored throughout the courses to meet individual and business requirements.

Course content

All learning done in the workplace with the exception of guided learning sessions 1 day per week at the Construction Design Centre and functional skills which, if required, is done through timetabled sessions also within the centre.

The Bench Joinery level 3 framework is made up of the following units;

  • Health and Safety
  • Analysing Technology Information
  • Analysing Construction Industry and Built Environment
  • Set up and Operate Machinery
  • Manufacture Shaped Joinery Products
  • Set and Mark Out for Joinery
  • know the health and safety regulations, roles and responsibilities
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery 
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames 
  • Manufacture stairs with turns


Entry requirements

Maths and English grade D/5+ or above

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, learners are advised to take the Level 1 and Level 2 Diplomas in order to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge for Level 3.

Alternatively, the learner should provide evidence of significant industry experience, at the centres discretion. 


The qualification is assessed in two ways;

  • Multiple choice question paper, covering knowledge outcomes.
  • Practical assignment, covering performance outcomes.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 course is designed to make the Apprentice more independent and get them to organise work and deal with problems that occur.

After completing the apprenticeship and working in the industry for a number of years, job prospects can be excellent.

Further information

For further information please contact;

Gareth Urwin

Programme Manager

Sheffield City Council

01142 296183

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: 12 January 2018
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