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Bench Joinery Cskills Level 2 Diploma at Bedford College

Course description

This Level 2 course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This course will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industry-recognised skills and qualification, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

Course content

During the course you will study three core units:

  • Health and safety
  • Understanding Technical Information
  • Understanding Construction Technology.


You will also study the following additional units:

  • Setting out bench joinery
  • Marking out joinery
  • Manufacturing joinery.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have completed the Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills, or an equivalent level qualification in Carpentry & Joinery.


You will be continuously assessed as the course progresses, with your skills and knowledge being measured against set standards as the units of training are completed. There will also be a practical exam and a series of unit tests.

Financial information

This course could be free! You will be eligible if you are aged 19-24 on the 31st August of the year you are starting your course and are actively seeking employment and in receipt of a means tested benefit (such as job seekers, housing benefit, council tax benefit). Please note you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress to our Bench Joinery Level 3. Alternatively you can gain employment as a bench joinery apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 2 within Bedford College by collecting work-based evidence.

Further information

Students who are motivated and committed can advance at a faster rate. Completion time for adults will depend on the outcome of prior assessment of your current skills and experience, together with your attendance. After this is completed, individual training plans can be devised. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, to take part in this course, you will be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £20 for a course textbook to aid your studies. You will also need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 February 2016
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