Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Bench Joinery

Take the first step towards a career in Architectural Joinery with a practical apprenticeship programme. This apprenticeship programme combines on-the-job training in a real working environment with studying at college in our industry standard workshops. You will progress to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be successful in the sector.

Study Aims

This practical apprenticeship programme will help you take the first steps towards a career in Architectural Joinery. You will gain the underpinning knowledge that will enhance the training you will receive on-the-job in a real working environment with your employer.

Modules Studied


  • Principles of Health & Safety.
  • Construction Technology.
  • Communication in the workplace.
  • Timber Technology.
  • Use of Hand Tools.
  • Use of Power Tools.
  • Fundamentals of Architectural Joinery.
  • Prepare and use Fixed Machinery.
  • Setting out Architectural Joinery.
  • Marking out Architectural Joinery.
  • Manufacturing Architectural Joinery products.
  • Installing Ironmongery.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn on-the-job in a real working environment and in our carpentry and joionery workshop, equipped with realistic situations and appliances.You will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Knowledge questions
  • A portfolio of evidence
  • Practical observation
  • End Point Assessment (EPA).

You will receive excellent support to ensure you progress and reach targets to complete the programme.The final End Point Assessment (EPA) is a two-part assessment that involves a multiple-choice online test and a practical test.The multiple-choice online test will cover the theory aspect of the qualification, and the practical test will be carried out under full exam conditions.


End Point Assessment

The final assessment for the qualification is an End Point Assessment (EPA) which must be passed to achieve the full qualification.

Industry Links

We have strong links with local joinery businesses which enables us to continually update our industrial practices so that you are provided with the most enhanced training available. Tutors attend industrial training and spend time back in industry to ensure that current manufacturing practices are being delivered.


80% of the apprenticeship programme is on the job training with an employer who will provide practical training to ensure you are prepared with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed. 20% of the apprenticeship programme involves attending college one day per week for off the job training. You will receive theoretical and practical training to complete the bench joinery standard.

Entry Criteria

Full entry criteria can be obtained from the Course Leader.

You will need an employer who can support and help to provide the evidence required for the Architectual (Bench) Joinery programme.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a pair of safety boots and stationery.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor. You will also carry out a number of tasks which will help us assess your suitability for the course.Please bring evidence of relevant qualifications and proof of ID, e.g. passport or driving license or birth certificate.

 Intermediate Apprenticeship
 Published on 2023-08-25
 Deadline NA