Bench Joinery | Level 3 | P12094
How to study
Stephen Burke Construction Academy
This course is an excellent progression for those who have completed the Level 2 qualification in Bench Joinery.
You will study a range of subjects, including the design and manufacture of bench joinery products, developing geometry skills and producing shaped work.
You will also learn the principles of construction and gain valuable knowledge of other trades.
Our qualifications are taught by fully qualified industry professionals, passing on their knowledge to allow you to enter a driven industry and lead in the future of the sector.
Studies at the Stephen Burke Construction Academy allow you to progress in safe, realistic working environments. You’ll learn practical skills alongside the underpinning principles required to be successful in the industry.
All courses offer enrichment opportunities and work experience with partners in the industry such as St. Modwen Homes to offer the chance to complete exciting customer and industry driven projects and gain experiences which bridge the gap between education and employment.
Each year, learners are also given the opportunity to be nominated for a prestigious learner of the year award which guarantees an interview for an exciting position at St. Modwen Homes as trainee in either Site Management/Technical Management or Quantity Surveying.
Fees and Costs
Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!
Examination & Registration
- Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
- Employer Sponsored accepted
- Direct Debit Instalments accepted
- Advanced Learning Loan accepted
- Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted
For International Learners
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472
Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.
Applicants will be expected to have a recognised level 2 subject specific vocational qualification.
If not already achieved, be working towards completing a level 2 literacy qualification.
(or) Several years' occupational experience within relevant disciplines will also be considered
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on a modular basis, with a mixture of online examinations, practical tasks and written projects.
What can I do next?
This course runs parallel to carpentry and joinery apprenticeships, as such completion can lead to employment and entry to programmes at an advanced stage. Completion can also lead to either direct employment or offer the opportunity to progress your studies into technical higher education construction disciplines with the HNC programmes.
English & Maths
Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.
As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.
If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email email@example.com.
An industry placement is designed to give you a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice, develop your technical skills and become job ready. As part of your programme, you will spend a minimum of 45 days with an external employer in a role directly relevant to your course. It’s a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. You’ll develop your technical skills, as well as your employability “soft skills” such as communicating, adapting to change, teamwork and problem solving. It’s a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, build confidence, gain industry contacts and help you decide your future steps. It may even lead to a job or apprenticeship opportunity at the end of the industry placement and upon completion of your course. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. For more information on Industry Placements, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on Construction
We work alongside construction companies such as St. Modwen Homes to ensure you receive training that’s relevant to employers. Our construction courses are taught in the purpose-built, state of the art Construction Academy in Swadlincote.Read More about 'Construction'
Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400
Town Centre Campus
Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL
Stephen Burke Construction Academy
Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB