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Carpentry and Joinery - Bench Level 3 Diploma

Carpenters are responsible for large areas of the construction and craft industry. Site carpenters are concerned with fixing and installing wooden site structures. They lay joists and hang doors etc. Bench joiners are more concerned with producing wooden products such as windows, doors, fitted cupboards etc which are produced in a workshop.

There are also specialised carpenters/joiners who work on film sets, stages, boats etc. Bench joiners may build spiral staircases or fitted kitchens. Some carpenters/joiners may go on to specialise in restoration work.This course will further develop the skills learnt on the level 2 diploma in bench joinery and will specialise further in the complex units of bench joinery.

 

Exam Board: Cskills Award


STARTS IN SEPTEMBER


  • What will I study and learn?

    This qualification will help you develop sound practical skills and background knowledge in bench joinery, building on your skills from the level 2 diploma.

    You will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:

    • Health, safety and welfare
    • Technical information, quantities and communication
    • Construction industry and built environment

    You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge, giving you the skills to:

    • Set up and operate woodworking machinery to create curved work
    • Manufacture shaped joinery products
    • Set and mark out for shaped joinery products

    You will learn to work with different materials, using hand and power tools. All these activities will be carried out to working standards while complying with health and safety regulations.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Practical assignments
    • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
    • External online examinations
  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You will have completed the level 2 diploma in carpentry and joinery - bench.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    You must have achieved the level 2 diploma in carpentry and joinery - bench and have GCSE grade D in maths and English or have completed functional/key skills at level 1.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?

    Work in the field, an apprenticeship.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    All students will have to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (overalls and safety boots) at approximately £70. You will also need to buy a calculator and memory stick. A textbook for the level of study is also required at an approximate cost of £30.

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“I’ve learned a lot of skills on my course so far including how to make full size doors, window frames and staircases. The teachers are really good and their knowledge and expertise of the industry is invaluable. I’m now starting an apprenticeship whilst coming back to college to study my level 3 and I’m really grateful to the college for helping to get me started in the industry.”

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