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Carpentry and Joinery - Bench Level 3

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



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 a two year linear A Level programme. At the end of their 1st year, students will sit internally assessed exams.

  • What will I study and learn?

    You will make several complex models ranging from storm proof windows, double doors and curved stairs. The course also teaches you sustainability, the Built environment and building management.

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be assessed on individual models as well as a practical end test and several online exams.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

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

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - Level 2 qualification in Bench Joinery and GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills.

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

    An apprenticeship or management course.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    You will need Safety boots and a workshop apron. This should not exceed £50.

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