Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery


The aim of the course is to put in place all the skills and knowledge that is required to
become a good bench joiner.
The course consists of multiple choice on-line exams two core units: Health & Safety in construction and Principles of Construction.
Practical units:
Know how to produce setting out details for routine joinery products.
Know how to mark setting out details for routine joinery products.
Know how to manufacture joinery products such as doors and stairs.
Set up and use electrical carpentry tools such as a router and a circular saw.

Am I right for the course?

This course will help you to take your first steps into Bench Joinery aiding in the process of seeking employment in the construction industry. You must have the ability to work with others and on your own, some problem solving skills and the willingness to accept ownership of your qualification. You will need to be able to work to a high standard and recognise the standards required from industry and the awarding body. Good visual awareness is desirable, however, you will be able to develop this during the course.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3 including a grade 4 in either maths or English and a Level 1 qualification.

It is a necessary for learners to achieve a minimum of 90% attendance.

You will be taught by teachers with a range of experience in both site carpentry and bench joinery. All tutors are qualified carpenters from industry and have a varied range of skills in relation to carpentry & joinery.

What Next?

On completion of the level 2 course you could progress onto a Construction Mangement course or onto a Level 2 Site Carpentry course. You could also progress to an Apprenticeship.

Many carpenters and joiners are self-employed. You could also find work with large construction companies, local authorities, shopfitting firms, or in set-building for theatre and television.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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