Construction: Bench Joinery Level 3

In Brief

Start Date /

Starting in September, this course runs for one year

Entry requirements

Level 2 in Bench Joinery

You will achieve

Level 3 Diploma in  Bench Joinery

Course overview

At this advanced level, working in our simulated workshop environment, you will learn a wide variety of practical skills (and theoretical knowledge) which will enable you to carry out complex operations in a Joinery workshop and prepare you for entry to Workshop Management. Areas to cover include curved work including frames and staircases, boxed frame windows, spandrel panelling and units and fitments. You will be trained to use a wide variety of machines to produce the various pieces of work. There will be a number of theory assessments with a final practical assignment to complete the qualification.

Course content

You will cover the following units

•Health, safety and welfare in construction
•Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
•Set up and use fixed transportable machinery
•Manufacture shaped doors and frames
•Manufacture stairs with turns

The course consists of 60% practical and 40% theory based activities you will produce a portfolio of your assignments.

Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course, financial assistance may be available.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Upon completion of this course you will be able to progress onto a Site Management course on a full-time or part-time basis. Once in employment the knowledge and skills gained from the Level 3 Diploma will produce a solid foundation to study a Level 2 or 3 NVQ.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction: Bench Joinery Level 3

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