About the course
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in bench joinery. A bench joinery apprenticeship is designed to develop the practical hand skills and technical knowledge required to work in the construction industry as a professional and competent bench joiner.
Suitable job roles
- Bench Joiner
- Bench Hands
- Exhibition Joiner
- Joinery Bench Hand
What you will learn
Although bench joinery is normally completed within a workshop, you may be involved in installation work. Site work and formwork will involve working outdoors in all weathers, up ladders and on scaffolding, finding and identifying faults.
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
Our construction workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with industry standard equipment.
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
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You will attend college on a block release to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.