Bench Joinery
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
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Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 - Level 2 Diploma Devon and Exeter Construction Centre 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Having already fully completed the Level 1 Diploma you will build on knowledge and practical skills gained from the previous year of study.

The course consists of classroom based theory and practical sessions in the workshop. Assessment will be through a combination of practical exercises and online exams.

What topics will I study?

Within this course you will also gain a more in depth understanding of basic woodworking joints, maintenance and use of hand tools and the preparation and use of portable power tools. You will complete Functional Skills in English, Maths or ICT.

  • Learn about construction technology and building methods
  • Gain qualifications that prove you can carry out your job to the required standard

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from strong industry links, guest speakers and site visits.

What are the entry requirements?

This is a progression course and you must have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, achieved a high attendance rate and have successfully achieved functional skills targets.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

  • Practical bench and site workshops
  • Fully equipped wood machine shop
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory
  • IT suite
  • Student social space

What can the course lead on to?

You could progress to an Apprenticeship or an Advanced Apprenticeship. This route will enable you to become a fully qualified bench joiner.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own overalls and safety boots - advice will be given at interview. If you are  required to purchase a subject specific course book you will be advised either at interview or at the start of the course. There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £95 per full time student per year. This will contribute towards the cost of tools for use in the workshop so that you do not need to provide your own. It will also cover the cost of one Hi-Viz jacket, one pair of safety glasses, one pair of gloves and the exam fee for one CSCS test.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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