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Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

This course provides you with the skills and experience you need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies, enabling you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade. Provides the underpinning knowledge and practical skills for a career in the industry.


Entry requirements

Bench Joinery ConstructionSkills Level 2 or an equivalent level qualification.

Course content

Theoretical and Practical training in every aspect related to Site Carpentry at Level 2. Some units will have been accumulated through studies at earlier levels.

  • CC 1001K Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 1001S Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • CC 3002K Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 3002S Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • CC 3003K Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • CC 3003S Building methods and construction technology
  • CC 3030K Know how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
  • CC 3030S Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
  • CC 3031K Know how to manufacture complex shaped joinery products
  • CC 3031S Manufacture complex shaped joinery products
  • CC 3032K Know how to produce complex shaped joinery product details
  • CC 3032S Produce complex shaped joinery product details.

Trips to building exhibition and building sites are part of your studies. You can also take a Health & Safety test.

Assessment methods

In course assessment, end unit tests, practical synoptic test.

Further study and career options

Progression into employment as a bench joiner, and you can study towards an NVQ Level 3. Alternatively, you can study our part-time construction related Foundation Degrees.

Additional information

At interview you will be asked to complete a skills assessment.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
9 weeks 02/11/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £1800 Cauldwell Street BBC1122 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

Shuttleworth College Enquiry Form


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

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