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Construction - Bench Joinery Construction Diploma City and Guilds Level 2 (CON1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Bench joinery is the preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components.

Timber has been used for thousands of years, and it’s still an important construction material. It is used throughout the industry, and working with it can be extremely varied and rewarding.

Overall, woodworkers will need to enjoy using their hands, as well as a variety of both hand and power tools. Good hand-eye co-ordination is essential, as are accurate measuring skills.

Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in carpentry and joinery, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade.

Course content

Bench joinery is the preparation,

setting out, and manufacture of

joinery components.

Timber is still an important

construction material. It is used

throughout the industry, and working

with it can be extremely varied and

rewarding.

Using carpentry tools and equipment

you will learn skills in measuring and

setting out joinery products. You will

also have the opportunity to use

power tools.

Course themes:

• Set up and operate a circular saw

• Produce setting out details for

bench joinery products

• Mark out from setting out details for

bench joinery products

• Manufacture bench joinery products

Entry requirements

Completion of Level 1 diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.

Assessment

Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk

Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Food

You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/student-life/student-travel/

*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123 info@barnsley.ac.uk www.barnsleysixthformcollege.co.uk

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this Level 2 study programme could lead to progressing to the Level 3 apprenticeship. This will provide you with fully qualifies status in this skill.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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