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Construction - Study Programme - Carpentry & Joinery (Architectural Joinery) Level 3

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 59323-3
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A bench joiner is based in a workshop and produces timber products, for example, doors, window frames; stair cases ; cabinets: 

This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of bench joinery and to develop and practise the skills for employment and a career in this craft area. 

This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction industry and have a career as a bench joiner. 

Bench Joinery study programmes start with a level 1 certificate or level 1 diploma. Learners progress from this to level 2 either as a full time learner or as part time as an apprentice, with progression available to level 3 either as a full time learner or as part time as an apprentice.
 
 

Details

What you will study 

All study programmes cover health, safety, and principles of construction relevant to the trade. They also aim to develop practical skills for this craft. With this you will study:

• Principles of construction
• How to work safely in a construction environment
• How to produce drawings and cutting lists
• How to mark out and cut traditional joints
• How to manufacture/fit windows and doors
• How to manufacture staircases
• How to set up and use a range of hand and power tools

How will it be delivered?

All study programme assessment at level 1 is continuous throughout the academic year.

Theory subjects are assessed through examination.

Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.

At levels 2 and 3 Theory is assessed through an externally set examination set in March and June; with practical skills assessed through an externally set synoptic assessment completed in May.


Entry requirements

All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.

Level 1

3 GCSEs 9-2 to include English and maths

Level 2

5 GCSEs 9-4 to include English and maths

OR

GCSE English and maths grade 9-3 with Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Level 3 

GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 with the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bench Joinery


Your next steps...

Further study 

On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 2 Technical Certificate or Level 3 advanced Technical Diploma in Bench Joinery.

Alternatively, if you have gained employment in the sector you may return as an apprentice on a day release basis to achieve a level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, progressing to the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

On completion of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma, you can progress to the Higher Education provision or an Access to HE for Construction.

Career Opportunities

A qualified bench joiner can earn from £15000 per year and with experience has the potential to earn over £35000.

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