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Wood Occupations - Bench Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who has entered into employment as a carpenter or joinery apprentice and requires a formal qualification in this area.

Course content

You will study exciting units including: Health, safety & welfare in construction & associated industries Analysing technical information, quantities & communication with others Analysing the construction industry & built environment Set up and operate woodworking machinery to create curved work Manufacture shaped joinery products Set out and mark out shaped joinery products Functional Skills Level 2 (Maths & English)

Entry requirements

You will require a level 2 qualification in the subject area


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests.

Future opportunities

Enter the workplace as a fully qualified Bench Joiner

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.