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Bench Joinery
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QD2COCB
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  • Is this course for you?

    Bench Joinery is a branch of the construction industry that is separate from the main associated building trades. It is an area normally associated within the confines of a traditional workshop where bespoke wooden constructions are planned and manufactured. Newer more modern factories that specialises in mass production of stairs, doors and units are becoming the more employable areas within the speciality. You will learn skills varying from the planning of joinery products to the marking out, cutting, assembling of items such as doors, staircases, units and basic furniture items.

    Traditional methods as well as modern approaches are studied with the use of hand and power tools used to cut, fix and secure joints used in the industry. Extensive training is given in the safe use and setting of fixed machinery such as circular saws, surface and thickness planers, grinding machines, spindle moulders and basic use of a wood turning lathe. Most of the course is practical based with underpinning knowledge integrated and embedded during college timetabled lessons.

    Successful completion of the qualification can lead to an apprenticeship and employability within a rewarding and satisfying career.

  • Required qualifications

    To gain able to study the bench joinery level 2 qualification you must have successfully completed the level 1 Carpentry and Joinery course. You must have a desire to work with timber of different species varying from softwoods to expensive hardwoods. You must be prepared to work in a team as well as performing individual set tasks in the development of your hand skills and knowledge.

  • What skills will I develop?

    During the one-year study programme you will learn about Health & Safety within the construction industry as well as the principles of building and communication skills. Maths and English are continually embedded within the course. Working as a team member is a fundamental requirement within all areas of the construction industry trades and emphasis is placed on the development of individual capabilities to improve team building and communication skills.

    The development in the use of traditional joinery hand skills such as chisels, planes, gauges, scribers, saws and sharpening of the tools are a fundamental skill that will be practiced and improved upon during the programme. Power tools such as drills, electric planes, routers and circular saws as well as the maintenance and cleaning are also developed during the course. Your time will be spent in a fully functional industrial standard machine shop where you will be assessed on the safe use of the fixed machinery gaining knowledge and experience in there use and limitations.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed this course you could undertake an apprenticeship or go straight into employment as a qualified tradesperson.

      Once qualified you could have a career as a:

    • Carpenter
    • Bench Joiner
    • Clerk of works
    • Self Employed Builder
  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    You are required to purchase safety boots, work gear and details of these will be discussed at interview. All other equipment such as timber, power tools and safety aids, PPE, are supplied by the college.

  • Is this course for you?

    Bench Joinery is a branch of the construction industry that is separate from the main associated building trades. It is an area normally associated within the confines of a traditional workshop where bespoke wooden constructions are planned and manufactured. Newer more modern factories that specialises in mass production of stairs, doors and units are becoming the more employable areas within the speciality. You will learn skills varying from the planning of joinery products to the marking out, cutting, assembling of items such as doors, staircases, units and basic furniture items.

    Traditional methods as well as modern approaches are studied with the use of hand and power tools used to cut, fix and secure joints used in the industry. Extensive training is given in the safe use and setting of fixed machinery such as circular saws, surface and thickness planers, grinding machines, spindle moulders and basic use of a wood turning lathe. Most of the course is practical based with underpinning knowledge integrated and embedded during college timetabled lessons.

    Successful completion of the qualification can lead to an apprenticeship and employability within a rewarding and satisfying career.

  • Required qualifications

    To gain able to study the bench joinery level 2 qualification you must have successfully completed the level 1 Carpentry and Joinery course. You must have a desire to work with timber of different species varying from softwoods to expensive hardwoods. You must be prepared to work in a team as well as performing individual set tasks in the development of your hand skills and knowledge.

  • What skills will I develop?

    During the one-year study programme you will learn about Health & Safety within the construction industry as well as the principles of building and communication skills. Maths and English are continually embedded within the course. Working as a team member is a fundamental requirement within all areas of the construction industry trades and emphasis is placed on the development of individual capabilities to improve team building and communication skills.

    The development in the use of traditional joinery hand skills such as chisels, planes, gauges, scribers, saws and sharpening of the tools are a fundamental skill that will be practiced and improved upon during the programme. Power tools such as drills, electric planes, routers and circular saws as well as the maintenance and cleaning are also developed during the course. Your time will be spent in a fully functional industrial standard machine shop where you will be assessed on the safe use of the fixed machinery gaining knowledge and experience in there use and limitations.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed this course you could undertake an apprenticeship or go straight into employment as a qualified tradesperson.

      Once qualified you could have a career as a:

    • Carpenter
    • Bench Joiner
    • Clerk of works
    • Self Employed Builder
  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    You are required to purchase safety boots, work gear and details of these will be discussed at interview. All other equipment such as timber, power tools and safety aids, PPE, are supplied by the college.

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  • Bench Joinery Level 2 Day Release

    Code: QMD2COCB

    Start Date: 14th September 2021

    Part Time: 36 Week(s)