Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Carpentry & joinery | City & Guilds Diploma in Bench Joinery | Level 2

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: Relevant experience or a Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery qualification Assessment: Multiple choice questions, paper, online and several practical exams. Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Bench Joinery Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

This course is designed to develop your practical skills, knowledge of bench joinery, and understanding of the construction industry in general.

Our workshops are designed to provide you with learning facilities which simulate the workplace.

This enables you to gain experience using a range of woodworking machinery and equipment as part of the workshop programme. 

This course is taught as an evening class, two days a week.


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0555-1C 07 Sep 2020 Broadwater 6pm - 9pm 36 weeks £1596.00 Apply

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Course content

  • Manufacture bench joinery products
  • Mark out from setting out details for bench joinery products
  • Set up and operate a circular saw
  • Produce setting out details for bench joinery products
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Level 2 Principles of building construction, information and communication

This vocational course is the perfect starting point for a career in carpentry. You will gain an understanding of construction in a wider context and the vital skills needed to become a bench joiner.

Our specialist construction centre provides industry standard facilities and tools where you can learn the skills that employers are looking for in the construction industry.

Why the MET?

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. Whatever your chosen subject, we have the facilities to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

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