Course overview

Bench Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Bench Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeships Standards course will give you the qualifications and practical skills you need to be successful in the trade.

You will learn job-specific skills working for an employer and also obtain training at the College. This course lasts for a minimum of two years.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


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Additional information

Who is this course for?

You will need to be employed in a bench joinery role.

The candidate will need to have to ability to work accurately and have an eye for detail, have good practical and creative skills, and be able to carry out physical work and work well both as a team and independently.

What you'll learn

You will learn everyday skills in bench joinery.

Your apprenticeship will consists of: work-based NVQ, College-based technical certificate, and Functional Skills (if required).

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths, or to have completed an alternative full Level 2 course with Level 1 Functional Skills. You must be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer.

You must also have a strong commitment to working with your employer and College assessor and an excellent record of attendance at school or college.

You must also demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course will be assessed in a number of different ways and will receive regular feedback to guide their progress. Some of the ways in which we will measure their success will be: attendance, portfolio work, exams and online and practical assessments.

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery.

You will also have an industry-recognised qualification so can be employed as a bench joiner.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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