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Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

Carpentry adults part-time


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.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 21/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 1 year
Fees: £4,170.00
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Funding Information

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.

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.

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If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Course Information

Entry requirements

Bench Joinery CSkills 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.

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.