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Bench Joinery is a branch of the construction industry that is separate from the main associated building trades. It is an area normally associated within the confines of a traditional workshop where bespoke wooden constructions are planned and manufactured. Newer more modern factories that specialises in mass production of stairs, doors and units are becoming the more employable areas within the speciality. You will learn skills varying from the planning of joinery products to the marking out, cutting, assembling of items such as doors, staircases, units and basic furniture items.
Traditional methods as well as modern approaches are studied with the use of hand and power tools used to cut, fix and secure joints used in the industry. Extensive training is given in the safe use and setting of fixed machinery such as circular saws, surface and thickness planers, grinding machines, spindle moulders and basic use of a wood turning lathe. Most of the course is practical based with underpinning knowledge integrated and embedded during college timetabled lessons.
Successful completion of the qualification can lead to an apprenticeship and employability within a rewarding and satisfying career.