Architectural (Bench) Joiner Apprenticeship

Architectural (Bench) Joiner Apprenticeship

Architectural (Bench) Joiner Apprenticeship

Furniture & Woodworking

What is a Architectural (Bench) Joiner?

An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.
They will often be working individually so being able to motivate themselves and work on their own initiative is essential. Having a keen eye for detail, apprentices will work in environments from small workshops to large scale factories.
Work based learning will provide hands on experience and help to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to meet your employer business needs, without the need to attend college

What is the Apprenticeship Standard?

This is a new style of Apprenticeship. Standards are occupation-focused, they are not qualification-led.
The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship and the apprentice is assessed at the end.
They need to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job.  They develop transferable skills and gain credibility too.
The Apprentice will gather evidence from the workplace, which will be placed into an electronic portfolio.  They will also study eLearning and eTesting modules as well as receiving high quality training from experienced Didac staff.

As a Joiner, you will learn a number of skills, depending upon the type of business you are working in.
Staff can make decisions such as the type of material needed to make components / products, the ability to follow technical drawings, skills to work out amount of materials needed.
You will learn how to use machines to make components.
  • learn about the organisation and industry
  • learn about materials
  • set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment
  • make and use jigs

  • collaboration & adaptability
  • time management
  • pride in the workplace
  • achieve quality and output targets
  • maintain tools & equipment

  • communication
  • tools & machinery
  • legal requirements
  • problem solving

  • organisation
  • policies and procedures
  • materials
  • health & safety
  • quality standards

Apprentices are required to hold or achieve the appropraite English and Maths before taking the endpoint assessmentWhat is EPA?
Endpoint assessment (EPA) is an holistic and independent assessment, designed to test whether an apprentice has gained the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the relevant standard, and it grades the apprentice according to their performance.
EPA must be carried out by an end point assessment organisation which is listed on the register of end point assessment organisations.


  • The minimum duration is one year before taking the end-point assessment.

Delivery Location

  • National Delivery within the workplace


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