• Trades

    Advanced Woodwork (Level 5)

  • Eligible Schools

    All schools

    This course is for school pupils.

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 2-4pm

    Duration: 1 year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2021

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for pupils who want to further develop their woodwork skills. Pupils need to be over the age of 16 to commence this course due to the machine work involved.

What is the course about?

This course will give you the opportunity to construct furniture items. You will develop an understanding of the relevant health and safety considerations. You will learn how to think critically and evaluate your work. And you will develop employability skills for woodworking and furniture manufacture, such as communication skills and critical thinking skills.

You will learn wood machining, and best practice for working in a workshop. You will make a chair and a small box or cabinet. The course will provide you with skills and knowledge of the woodworking industry so that you can consider this area for employment or future study.

What do I need?

You need to have completed National 5 Practical Woodwork with a grade of B or above.

You will be interviewed and you need to show that you want to learn new skills, have a real interest in the area, and that you are committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course. You need a positive attitude with a desire to succeed.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of this course is through a series of theoretical and practical assessments or tasks. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.

Next Steps

This course may provide progression opportunities to:

  • Employment in woodworking sector/carpentry and joinery
  • A relevant full-time college course
  • Apprenticeship or trainee position as a cabinet maker.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2021

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