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Practical Woodwork

This course will give you a broad introduction to practical woodworking skills. You will learn the correct use of tools and equipment, and a range of materials, processes and techniques. And, you will be able to read and interpret diagrams, and work safely in a workshop-based setting. You will get to use some creative skills, and plan your activities through to completing a finished product in wood.

The skills you learn in this course will help you move into career areas such as craft, design, engineering and graphics.

This course will help you develop and enhance your practical, creative and problem solving skills. You will learn about the correct use of a range of tools, equipment and a range of woodworking materials. And, you will learn how to work effectively alongside others in a workshop environment.

You will develop an appreciation of safe working practices in a workshop setting. And, you will look at environmental issues and good practice in recycling in a woodworking context.

The course comprises three areas of study.

  • Flat-frame Construction
  • Carcase Construction
  • Machining and Finishing