Bench Joinery Apprenticeship





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About the course

The Bench Joinery Apprenticeship is designed to develop the practical hand skills and technical knowledge required to work in the Construction industry. You will start with an introduction to carpentry through a wide range of activities and gain practical skills and knowledge of basic woodworking joints, maintenance and use of hand tools, preparation and use of portable power tools. Joiners are vital to the Construction industry, which is an important contributor to the economy.

This course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to become a trained Bench Joiner. The duration of our Bench Joinery apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of two years.

Business benefits


  • Apprentices have the right skills and knowledge for the job, enabling them to work efficiently, effectively and more productively
  • Having highly skilled Apprentices on your workforce will give your business the edge over the competition
  • Apprenticeships are extremely popular with highly competent and committed young people leading to easier staff recruitment and retention
  • Apprentices are highly motivated people who are keen to learn, progress and get the most from their job  
  • Apprentices gain valuable exposure to new technology during their training, exposure which could be valuable to your business in the future  
  • Introducing new talent to your business ensures a cost effective transfer of knowledge from experienced staff to young Apprentices
  • Apprenticeships are appropriate to young people from all walks of life so you could encourage and increase diversity in your workforce
  • An apprentice is an employee earning a wage and working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills
  • Apprenticeships identify areas for personal improvement which can help instigate positive organisational change
  • Apprenticeships provide industry-recognised qualifications

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements you must have:  

  • Range of qualifications which should include at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English Language and Maths
  • To be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer
  • An initial assessment at level 1 or above
  • Have a strong commitment to working with your employer and college assessor.
  • A good record of attendance at school or college
  • Demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment

Desirable Requirements

  • An attendance record at college in excess of 90%
  • To be able to take responsibility for your own development and behaviour
What will I do on this course?

The apprenticeship is made up of;

  • Work-based NVQ
  • College based technical certificate
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional skills (if required)
Who is it for?

If you have a keen interest in Bench Joinery and would like to learn a highly skilled trade, then this apprenticeship may be the right course for you.

How to apply

Apply online

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are:

  • Attendance
  • Portfolio work
  • Exams
  • Online assessments
  • Practical assessments
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in Bench Joinery. You could also obtain employment in the Bench Joinery industry.

Additional cost

You will need learning materials, protective footwear, gloves and a high visibility vest for practical sessions.


You will need an interview for this course and to complete an initial assessment.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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