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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

 

All students (16-18 year olds and 19+) on level 3 vocational and academic programmes will study two qualifications over the duration of their two-year course.

 

An example of this is BTEC students will study for a 90 credit qualification in the 1st year. Upon successful completion, they will be able to progress to the 2nd year and study a diploma/extended diploma qualification.

 

A level students will study AS Level in their first year and upon successful achievement will progress through to the full A Level in their second year.

 

UK and EU students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year will normally be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3.

 

Course fees (for learners aged 19+) may be charged as follows:

A Level programme (2 year course)
1 x A Level = £850 per annum
2 x A Levels = £1,700 per annum
3 x A Levels = £2,550 per annum

Plus registration/exam fees = £120 per A Level

 

Vocational programme (eg BTEC / CACHE / UAL)
90 credit qualification (year 1) = £2,550
Diploma/extended diploma qualification (year 2) = £2,550

 

Students who are 19+ years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code 26071 / 10001

    Start Date Tuesday 09 Jan 2018

    Are concessions available? If you are 19-23 or receiving benefits, please refer to our Fee Concessions Information.

  • 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.

To Apply or Enquire

If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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