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Bench Joinery Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

This course is based at our state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre at our Somer Valley Campus. Units include principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work, manufacture shaped doors and frames and manufacture stairs with turns.

What topics are covered?

Units include:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Manufacture shaped doors and frames
  • Manufacture stairs with turns


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

You will be expected to take part in classroom and workshop sessions.

What hours will I be in college?

2 days a week

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through workshop-based practical assessments and multiple choice end-of-unit knowledge tests.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of this course you can move on to a career in bench joinery.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee

What funding is available?

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover your tuition fees.

For other funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Bath College’s Construction Skills Centre is a dedicated facility for construction craft in wood occupations, with workshops that are well-equipped with a range of carpentry tools. Well-appointed classrooms and computer facilities enhance the workshops and provide a link between the practical and the knowledge-based aspects of the course.

Which department is this course in?


Where will I need to go on my first day?


What do I need to bring?

Safety boots, tape measure, 2h pencils, pens and a folder

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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