Skip to content ↓

S3 Practical Woodwork

S3 Practical Woodwork

This course is a workshop based subject, students will learn to manufacture a range of models using a range of hand tools and machinery. The skills and knowledge learnt throughout the year, will prepare students for the course assessments in National 4/5 Practical Woodwork.

The S3 Practical Woodworking course provides opportunities for students to gain a range of theoretical knowledge and practical woodworking skills relating to tools, equipment, processes and materials. They also develop skills in reading and interpreting working drawings and related documents as well as an understanding of health and safety. 

Through this, they develop skills, knowledge and understanding of: 

  • woodworking techniques
  • measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials
  • safe working practices in workshop environments
  • practical creativity and problem-solving skills
  • sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context

As part of the final practical activity, pupils will produce a log book, detailing how they carried out the tasks. 


  • National 4 Practical Woodworking
  • National 5 Practical Woodworking