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

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: East Brighton 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 Fees (September 2022): £1365.00

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. 


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0061-1C 08 Sep 2022 East Brighton 36 weeks £1365.00

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.

Cost & Finance

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International students

If you are not a UK citizen, do not hold EU Settlement Status nor have a visa which could qualify you for home status, you are still welcome to enrol on this course. Please note that fees for international students on this course are £1,690. To apply, please email stating the course code.

Level 2 entitlement

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 2 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Unemployed / Benefits waiver / Low wage

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £343 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £549 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £17,374.50 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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