Bench Joinery Diploma Level 2

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 2 Construction

If you are interested in working in the construction industry, specifically learning a wood trade we offer a choice of specialist training, in bench joinery and site carpentry.

Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site, and includes fitting flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building. Bench joinery is  predominantly more workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site.

We offer specialist training and qualifications in both bench joinery and site carpentry. There is opportunity to cross over between the two disciplines if you start down one path but then decide it is not right for you. There is also the option to move to an apprenticeship

This Level 2 Diploma is the most popular starting point for anyone interested in a career working with wood, in relation to the construction industry.


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Ideal if:

You are aged 19 or over and wish to pursue a career working with wood within the construction industry.

You’ll need:

GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3 or above.

You’ll learn:

Essential skills in all aspects of health and safety and an introduction to the use of tools and machinery in wood occupations before progressing to the more advanced Level 3 qualification.


This one year, part time course will allow you to build your confidence on practical assignments in our industry simulated scenarios as you learn how to make doors, windows or installation work on construction sites depending on which pathway you choose to take.

You’ll love:

Training in some of the best equipped workshops with state-of-the-art machinery.

You’ll go on to:

Go on to the Bench Joinery/Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3 or the Site Carpentry Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3. You may also be able to enter the workplace in a junior role if you have gained your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accreditation.

Careers in this industry 

- Site carpenter
- Bench joiner
- Wood machinist
- Project manager
- Shop fitter
- Kitchen installer

Experienced carpenters and joiners can earn up to £40k per year."




Bench Joinery Diploma Level 2

Start Date

September 2020




1 year (part time)

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