Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Multi Trades Training

Bench Joinery Apprenticeships

Bench Joinery Apprenticeship (Level 2)

At Multi Trades Training we offer on-site bench joinery apprenticeships (level 2) training available in the South East and Midlands area of the United Kingdom.



Typical Duration to Gateway:

24 months (this does not include EPA period)



Are you a company looking to employ an apprentice or an individual looking for an on-site apprenticeship training provider?

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What You Will Learn


  • The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be implemented when working with others
  • The responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance e.g. control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working from Heights Regulations.
  • How to use health and safety control equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
  • Learning and using building construction terminology and components including foundations, roofs, walls, floors, utilities and services. Building Information Modelling (BIM) and environmental and sustainability considerations
  • Be able to consume information from drawings and produce relevant information, specifications and work instructions including the basic principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • How to estimate resource quantities to carry out work e.g. quantity of fixings, length of timber, sheet materials
  • How to communicate and work with others effectively in the workplace
  • The features, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and weaknesses associated with timber and timber-based products e.g. Scandinavian standards for softwood, manufactured timbers, MDF, American and selected African hardwood, plywoods, home grown carcassing, adhesives and mastics.
  • Hand Tools: You will learn how to prepare, use and maintain hand tools including tool limitations and sharpening techniques e.g chisels, planes, hand saws, hammers
  • Power Tools: preparing, using and maintaining various power tools including the procedure for undertaking visual first use check e.g. portable circular saws, drills, saws, planers, routers, sanders, multi-functional tools and nail guns.
  • Basics of Joinery including the types of fixings and fasteners for architectural joinery work including their uses, the timber moisture content parameters for a range of timber and timber-based materials, the various characteristics, uses and limitations for the different types of timber preservatives, the range, characteristics, uses and limitations of timber finishes, the requirements of fire door assemblies.
  • How to prepare and use fixed machinery including their limitations and the procedure for undertaking visual first use checks including narrow bandsaws, crosscut saws, re-saws, panel saws, surface planers, thicknessers and morticers
  • Methods of connection including the resources required to mark out and form connection points e.g. joints, nails, screws, dowels, biscuit, staples, adhesivesSetting out including how to interpret information for setting out doors, doorframes and linings, windows, fittings and straight stairs. How to prepare the setting out details for doors, windows, fittings and straight stairs.How to prepare and mark out doors, doorframes and linings, windows, fittings and straight stairs etc. And the potential effects of marking out errors.How to interpret information, prepare, produce and finish the production of doors, door frames and linings, window and fitting parts, straight stairs.Methods to install ironmongery including the features, quality, uses and restrictions of ironmongery components hand and how to fix a range of ironmongery components e.g. hinges


  • Identify and apply safe working in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations. Abide by approved Codes of practice, company guidance, site specific requirements whilst taking into account changing circumstances.
  • Plan and undertake work practices productively
  • Identify and apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • Correctly interpret information from drawings and specifications in various types and formats. E.g. electronic devices, Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Estimate resource quantities to carry out work e.g. quantity of fixings, length of timber
  • Demonstrate a range of fundamental skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, mitring, scribing, horizontal and vertical levelling (e.g. laser levelling), finishing, positioning and securing.
  • Inspect, prepare and operate fixed machinery including narrow bandsaw, crosscut saw, re-saw, surface planer, thicknesser & morticer
  • Form connections with mark out connection points, selecting the correct hand tools and materials to use to produce connection points, form products using various connection methods e.g. joints, nails, biscuit, screws, adhesives, dowels, staples,
  • Produce setting out specifics and interpret information for setting out doors, doorframes and linings, windows with opening lights, fittings and straight stairs
  • Mark out including interpret information for marking out doors, door frames and linings, windows with opening lights, straight stairs and fitting parts
  • Manufacture routine architectural joinery products including interpret information, prepare for production and produce door, windows with opening lights, straight stairs and fitting parts
  • Install a selection of common ironmongery components for doors, windows and units using a range of hand and power tools.


  • Effective communication – oral, written, electronic, listening, body language and presentation.
  • Customer service – develop customer relationships; build customer confidence; meet expectations and contribute to the development of an ongoing relationship with the organisation
  • Respect – apply equality, diversity and inclusion in dealing with others.
  • Team work – work coherently and safely with others under minimum supervision.
  • Independent working – take ownership for safe completion of your own work.
  • Logical thinking – use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions to undertake the work instructions and when problem solving
  • Working effectively – undertaking work in a reliable, safe and productive manner.
  • Time management – use own time effectively to complete the work instructions to schedule and always arrive at, and be ready to work on time
  • Adaptability – be adjustable to changes to the work instructions, be able to identify when advice may be needed and when to advise of the need to change work instructions.
  • Risk Management – able to resist pressures to follow unsafe working practices

Required Qualifications

To qualify for this apprenticeship training you will need a level 1 in English and maths and take the test for level 2 for both prior to taking the end point assessment.

For individuals with an education, health and care plan or legacy statement the minimum requirement for the apprenticeship is a level 3 in English and maths. Sign language qualifications are an alternative to the English qualification.

How Our Bench Joinery Apprenticeships Works

  • We deliver on-site construction trades training apprenticeships throughout the South East and Midlands
  • You will not need to attend college when undertaking apprenticeship training with Multi Trades Training, How? all assessments are on-site with our mobile training workshop and online theory lessons, this saves the apprentice a days pay a week and the employer better staff availability
  • Our training can be tailored to the company or individuals needs, we believe that this approach is the best for both individuals
  • We can help you from start to finish e.g. writing a contract or sourcing funding. Our friendly and experienced team are always on hand to help you

What to Expect From Multi Trades Training

  • New flexible and innovative apprenticeship delivery
  • Deliver apprenticeships with the minimum amount of administration, form filling and fuss
  • Support where and when you need it
  • Electronic enrolment
  • Electronic contracts
  • Digital Apprenticeship Service manager
  • The whole apprenticeship training can be completed from your place of work

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