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Bench Joinery (Level 3)

Construction 1

Course outline

On this course you’ll gain advanced technical skills in bench joinery and develop specialist techniques.

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress in an advanced level of bench joinery.

We’ll teach you all the essentials of health and safety that are vital for working in a bench joinery workshop as well as gaining skills such as how to set out, mark out and produce a curved headed door frame, window frame, bay window with curved window boards as well as operate woodworking machinery such as a morticer and spindle. You will also learn how to set up a working site by planning locations for resources and staff along with producing programmes of work.

You’ll also learn how to analyse data that will help set you up for a career in the construction industry.

You will get work experience within the industry as an integral part of your course.

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

Next steps

Contact New College Nottingham on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or apply online here.

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Location Date(s) Course code


Basford Hall
664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham NG8 6AQ


05 September 2017 - 26 June 2018

Course code:


CITB Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery (Construction)


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C, including English Language and Maths at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C; or
  • A relevant L2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE Grade 9 to 4/A* to C.

Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an equivalent to GCSE Grade 9 to 4/A* to C.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence via practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio. You will also need to sit a GOLA exam at the end of the course or individual modular exams.

  • NVQ Level 3 in Bench Joinery, if you gain employment within the industry

Want to know more about the careers this course could open up to you? Check out Career Coach here!

Additional information

You will need to purchase your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear on the course. We’ll give you further details before you enrol.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here for more information.

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