A bench joiner has the skills and knowledge to make timber products such as doors, frames and windows, and plays an important part of any construction team. You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working as a bench joiner, progressing to further learning and training in this area.

The Apprenticeship delivers all the main skills and knowledge you will need. You will study the following mandatory units:
• Principles of construction.
• Planning and preparation for joinery products.
• Use of woodworking machinery.
• Architectural joinery component production.
• Assembly and finishing of architectural joinery products.

The units are designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as gaining an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used.

Course Duration

24 Months

Entry Requirments

You will need English and maths at GCSE Grade E / 2, or equivalent qualifications (eg Entry Level 3). If you do not have English or maths at this level, we will invite you to take a Skills Scan to check your current level of skill.


• Portfolio of evidence.
• Practical assignment.
• Knowledge test.