Bench Joinery (City and Guilds) Diploma

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is a nationally-recognised course covering proper use of tools and equipment. The course covers several practical based units such as; wood working machine use, jointing techniques, door construction, stair construction and theory units about the construction industry.

The practical element of the course, making a door and making a stair, accounts for the majority of the time spent at college and the remainder is taken up by classroom-based tasks such as: basic construction drawing skills, health and safety, scaffolding, construction technologies and mandatory core skills.

Practical elements of this course cover:
Introduction to carpentry and joinery tools and techniques; Marking, setting out and manufacturing a complex timber door; Marking, setting out and manufacturing a scaled version of a staircase; Learning and using wood working machines in a safe manner.

Entry Requirements

1 subject at National 5 English, Maths, Computing Science or a science subject. Interview and pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

Modern Apprenticeship

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Built Environment

SCQF Level