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Architectural (Bench) Joiner
Apprenticeship Level 2

Example Occupations
Architectural Joiner

Bench Joiner

Level 2 - equivalent to GCSE

Essential workplace skills

Vocational skills

Training Locations
Employer's manufacturing facility

Woodwise Academy, Bristol

Block Release

Getting started
January, May & September


Training places subject to caseload capacity

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Geographic locations - some restrictions apply

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Training Access & Support
Access Didac's eLearning Portal

One-to-one training sessions

Regular reviews with your trainer and employer

ePortfolio - to record training & development

Opportunities to improve your maths & English skills

Minimum of 12 months, typically 15 to 18 months

Funding - England
Government Funding

Funding Value


Employer Contributions

£1, 000

Age grants for employers - England
Under 19 Apprentice - 3 months


Under 19 Apprentice - 12 months


Occupational Standard
Wood Products Manufacturing Operative

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Architectural (Bench) Joiner
Apprenticeship Level 2

Course Type / Apprenticeships

This occupation is found in both the new build, refurbishment and restoration construction sector

The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs

 There is growing demand for joiners to help meet the need for new homes.  The broad purpose of the occupation is working with wood to create building components.

This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings.

Architectural joiners would liaise with other workshop colleagues and supervisors as well as architects, designers and customers. In this occupation joiners will be responsible for working in a team, under supervision, using machinery and/or tools to create structures or components from designs, plans and specifications that meet the client’s expectations.

Whether you are leaving school, graduating or looking to change career to work with wood this is a great apprenticeship standard because it provides the knowledge and skills for occupations producing architectural wood products.

To meet the skills needs of employers, the apprenticeship standard we now use for Architectural Joiners is Wood Products Manufacturing Operative. Training plans are devised for each apprentice to cover an employers joinery requirements and manufacturing activities.

With Didac’s industrial experience, we can create training plans to cover specialised manufacturing situations.

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Prepare a range of machinery, tools and equipment for the manufacturing process.

Operate a range of machinery, tools and equipment to produce wood components and products to specification using a variety of raw materials.

Identify defects with materials and machinery before and during the manufacturing process.

Prepare wood components for the assembly process including sanding, positioning and securing.

Use a range of fixing techniques including joint assembly, installing mechanical fixings and applying appropriate adhesives to form products to the given specification.

Apply stains, sealers and paints to wood products to comply with the specified product finish requirements.

Install appropriate fixtures, fittings and glazing in accordance with the product specification, for example install glass to window or door.

Undertake glazing operations in accordance with the product specification.

Assess for post manufacture and assembly product defects and undertake appropriate rectification work.

Package and store products in accordance with organisational procedures.

You must:

  • be 16 or over
  • not already be in full-time education
  • live in England to qualify for Didac funded apprenticeships

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you’re upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • learn and train for a specific job
  • get paid and receive holiday leave
  • get hands-on experience in a real job
  • be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills
  • study for at least 20% of your working hours off-the-job
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential