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Bench Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3



Weekly hours:

The weekly hours will depend on the Apprenticeship qualification and employer. There is an expectation that Apprentices will undertake personal study in order to achieve the qualifications.



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What does this course involve?

This Programme will be offered at times throughout the academic year which runs from September 2014 to July 2015. To register your interest please contact Support Services: Broadstairs - 01843605062 (or email Folkestone - 01303 858300 (or email Candidates gain the Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3 framework qualification by completing and achieving: NVQ3: Site based evidence portfolio. Technical Certificate: College-based course covering trade knowledge: exam and practical assessments. Literacy and Numeracy: Fulfilled by completion of Maths and English at an appropriate level. ERR: Employment Rights and Responsibilities, achieved at Level 2 PLTS: Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All mandatory and at least one optional must be achieved for the full qualification. There are a number of mandatory units concentrating on health and safety in the workplace to be completed. Apprentices will be required to study a number of optional units linked to specific trade requirements.


What qualifications do I need?

Apprentices should be employed within an appropriate construction environment. Apprentices will be invited to attend a short informal interview prior to the course commencing and to undertake initial assessment to demonstrate the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required. Apprentices will be allocated a personal tutor for guidance throughout the duration of the course.


The process of assessment requires the demonstration of skills together with appropriate knowledge and understanding to a specified standard. Assessment of the NVQ is based on a combination of observation, questioning and collection of evidence from the workplace.

Fees & Costs

This course is fully funded if the learner is aged under 19. If the learner is aged 19+ then a £750 employer contribution is required. If the learner is 24+ please contact us for further information.

To register your interest please contact support services on 01843 605062 or email


On successful completion, you could progress onto a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment.

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