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Bench Joinery - Diploma Level 2 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course is designed for students who have completed a diploma level 1 or equivalent or have relevant trade experience and are interested in expanding their skills. The course has a range of exciting content where you will have the opportunity to test your ability and advance your technical skills against the awarding body criteria and industry requirements. You will acquire knowledge on how to quantify materials and price up jobs effectively and learn how to be competitive within the Industry. The whole range of workshop machinery and setting out routines are incorporated with all the bench practical training and assessments. Some learners from the course will be chosen to represent the college at local and national skills competitions. Tutors will support learners into dedicated work placements that will help you to develop your understanding of what the industry is about whilst preparing you for the world of work. The college’s excellent links with employers could open the door to employment with training in the form of an Apprenticeship. Health and safety is paramount within the industry and you will be trained in all aspects of this to ensure that you are kept safe throughout the programme.

Course content

Principles of building construction, information and communication Set up and operate workshop machinery Produce setting out details for bench joinery products Mark out from setting out details for bench joinery products Manufacture bench joinery

Entry requirements

4 GCSE at grade D or above including Maths, English Language & Science Level 1 in relevant trade areas. Progressing learners must also have a Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


On-going assessment will take place throughout the course with a strong emphasis on practical skills. There are also a number of short theory paper based tests and a multiple choice on-line exam linked to one of the theory units delivered.

Future opportunities

Successful completion will allow you to progress to level 3 or seek employment as a bench joiner in industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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