Level Two Diploma in Bench Joinery

This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed as bench joiners. The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

What will I study?

Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

Knowledge of construction technology

Manufacture routine joinery products

Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products

Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

Produce setting out details for routine joinery products

Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery

Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the eight units.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above
  • Or level one diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

What next?

This course is specifically related to bench joinery. However, the skills learned and the technical detail involved would help to prepare for employment or study in one of the other related wood occupations. Level two is the minimum standard for entering the construction industry and this qualification will demonstrate that this has been met in a college environment.

You could progress onto courses such as the:

Level Three Diploma in Bench Joinery

Level Three Apprenticeship in Architectural Joinery

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide