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Bench Joinery or Carpentry

  • Students

    This is a qualification for experienced carpenters who are wanting to have their advanced carpentry skills recognised through a nationally recognised qualification.


    There will be a mixture of theory workbooks to complete in order to demonstrate knowledge and then your practical skills will be recognised through site visits and other assessment methods by the College assessor who will observe you and carry out assessments to determine your competence.

    To achieve this qualification a minimum of 9 units need to be attained. This comprises of 7 units from the Mandatory Group and 2 units from the Optional Group.

    Mandatory units

    Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

    Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace

    Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

    Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace

    Installing bespoke first fixing components in the workplace

    Installing bespoke second fixing components in the workplace

    Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace

    Optional units – select 2 from 3

    Erecting roof structure carcassing components in the workplace

    Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace

    Maintaining non-structural and structural components in the workplace



    You will be assessed through a variety of methods including workplace assessments, witness testimonies, product evidence and theory workbooks

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