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Carpentry and Joinery - Bench Level 2

Bench joiners are more concerned with producing wooden products such as windows, doors, fitted cupboards etc which are produced in a workshop. There are also specialised carpenters/joiners who work on film sets, stages, boats etc. Bench joiners may build staircases or fitted kitchens. Some carpenters/joiners may go on to specialise in restoration work. This course will further develop the skills learnt on a level 1 carpentry or joinery qualification.

Exam Board: NOCN



Search your career options if you study Bench Joinery Diploma Level 2



  • What will I study and learn?
    A variety of models ranging from a gallows bracket this will teach you laminating, a door, window and staircase as well as comprehensive machine training.
  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be assessed on individual pieces as well as a practical end test. And there are several on-line exams.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Ideally the minimum requirements of the course is a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and GCSE English and Maths
    at grade 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills. However, if you have a good understanding of carpentry and keen interest in the work, you may not need to fufill the entry requirements. This can be discussed at the interview.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    All students will have to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (overalls and safety boots) at approximately no more than £50. You will also need to buy a calculator and memory stick.

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