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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This will assist you in gaining an Apprenticeship within the industry or provide you with the skills and knowledge to obtain employment opportunities.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require a level 2 qualification in a related skill area, eg. joinery, carpentry

What does this programme involve?

The course has 3 mandatory units and a further 3 craft skill units.

Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery

-Health, Safety & Welfare in construction
-Analysing technical information
-Analysing the construction industry and built environment

-Set up and operate woodworking machinery
-Manufacture joinery products
-Set and mark out joinery products

Students are required to attend College for 1 year.

On completion you should be able to use hand / powered tools and wood machines to produce items such as doors, frames and linings, windows, fitments & units and stairs.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be continually assessed and you will progress through the knowledge and practical work at college. There will be practical training and assessment in the workshop. Underpinning knowledge is delivered through classwork, assignments, tutorials and lectures. Students will also take part in portfolio building sessions and end of unit exams.

What else do I need to know?

Students ideally need to be employed in a joinery or similar occupation. However this course would be suitable for learners looking to work within the industry.

Safety shoes/boots, 3m metal tape measure, pen, pencil, A4 folder and lined paper.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
WOBJ Eastleigh College 12/9/2019 Thu 09:00 – 19:00 35 Apply now

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Phoebe, Carpentry

Phoebe, 17

Phoebe, Carpentry

After she finished school, Phoebe couldn’t wait to get hands-on and start learning techniques for working with wood. A lot of her family are in the woodwork trade, so it runs in her genes!


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