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Bench Carpentry

This apprenticeship programme provides you with experience in joinery, developing practical skills relating to introduction joints and manufacturing external doors, straight stairs and staircases. During your time at College you will learn theory that relates to health and safety, design ergonomics, anthropometrics, marking out techniques and the use of hand and power tools. This will then be refined and developed in a professional context with your employer, and be monitored by your dedicated work-based assessor.

We also offer the Level 2 Site Carpentry apprenticeship will take two years to complete and comprises three distinct elements: practical work, knowledge assessments and functional skills for maths and English. During this apprenticeship, your apprentice will attend college for one day per week.

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What will I learn?

My time at South Devon College really helped me excel and realise my potential in the construction industry. There are more options and career paths in construction than I first thought. I started as a carpentry apprentice and I am now training with my employer to become a Site Manager. It's a great industry to get into offering huge variety, and we have a lot of fun along the way too.Ricky Collyer

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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About us

We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.

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We deliver a range of Higher Apprenticeships which offer a unique way of developing professional level, job specific skills while remaining in employment and earning a salary.

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A supportive learning environment is available for all students including, free or discounted travel options, careers advice and more. We take pride in matching apprentices of all ages to the right job and employer.

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