Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
Who is it for?
Having successfully developed basic hand tool skills through completing the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery this programme is designed to give you an understanding of Bench Joinery as a specialism within these trades. These specialist skills will improve your employability prospects with a Bench Joinery company and you will be working on the same course subjects as those on an Apprenticeship programme.
Successful completion of Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery plus GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
What does the course involve?
This course builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired through successful completion of the Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course.
Our experienced teachers will help you to further develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bench joinery. Employment opportunities include manufacturing bespoke joinery items such as doors, windows and stairs; and may lead to opportunities in site carpentry.
This one-year course takes place in the classrooms and workshops at our London Road Campus.
The course covers the following skills:
- The set-up and operation of a circular saw
- The production of setting-out details for bench joinery products
- How to mark out from setting out details for bench joinery products
- The manufacture bench joinery products
- The principles of building construction, information, and communication
Students will be required to attend Maths and English (GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2) depending on prior achievements and initial assessments.
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test.
How much does it cost?
All materials are provided as well as tools, equipment and PPE. We recommend that you provide your own steel-capped footwear for use in the workshop.
If you are aged 19 or over, fees for tuition, exams and materials may be payable on enrolment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the option to progress to the T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction (T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning For Construction: Surveying and Design for Construction (scg.ac.uk)), or an apprenticeship in architectural bench joinery (www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships).
Students have the opportunity of entering local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.
You will be expected to undertake industry-related work placements - usually two days a week.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
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