• Trades

    Advanced Woodwork (Level 5) (units only)

  • Eligible Schools

    All schools

    This course is for school pupils.

  • Location/Day/Time

    Nethermains Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday

    2:00 - 4:00

    Duration: 1 year

  • Start Date

    Jun 2022

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.
  • Critical thinking capacity and reflective evaluation skills within a woodworking environment.
  • Your employability skills for woodworking and furniture manufacture.

You will also develop your communication skills, team working and critical thinking skills in the context of woodworking.

Units include - Wood Machining; Workshop Practice; Making a chair and Making 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 and show that you want to learn new skills, have a real interest in the area and 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

Jun 2022

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