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Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

On the bench Joinery L2 course the study units will include building materials and construction technology. You will learn how to produce doors, windows, base and wall units and stairs, and how to carry out other joinery-based operations.


This course is based at our state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre at our Somer Valley Campus.

What topics are covered?

Units include:

  • Manufacture of routine joinery products
  • Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products
  • Produce setting out details for routine joinery products
  • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Practical training exercises include:
  • Manufacturing a staircase
  • Manufacturing a casement window
  • Manufacturing a panelled door
  • Manufacturing a staircase
  • Use of bandsaws, circular saws, chopsaws and electric routers


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Two GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, preferably in English and maths
  • Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

This course has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using industry-specific tests.

What hours will I be in college?

2 or 2.5 days per week

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through workshop-based practical assessments and multiple choice end-of-unit knowledge tests.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to Bench Joinery Level 3 or to another Level 2 trade orientated qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Bath College’s Construction Skills Centre is a dedicated facility for construction craft in wood occupations, with workshops that are well-equipped with a range of carpentry tools. Well-appointed classrooms and computer facilities enhance the workshops and provide a link between the practical and the knowledge-based aspects of the course.

Which department is this course in?


Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in Wellow Building at Somer Valley Campus or the Construction Skills Centre, depending upon where you have chosen to do this course.

What do I need to bring?

Safety boots, tape measure, 2h pencils, pens and a folder

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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