Advanced Woodwork (units only)
This course is for school pupils.
The New Skills Hub at the Kilwinning Campus
Tuesday and Thursday
2:00 - 4:00
Duration: 1 year
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for you if you want to further develop your woodwork skills. You will need to be over the age of 16 when you enrol on 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 – Developing woodworking hand skills, use of workshop equipment, set up and use of a range of woodworking machining and woodworking power tools.
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 both theoretical and practically based activities. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.
What should I expect?
The course is practically based and delivered within a joinery workshop, it also includes a limited amount of theory-work.
All students are provided with suitable PPE which is a necessity when undertaking a range of practical activities and when setting up and using woodworking machines and woodworking power tools.
The practical activities include the manufacture of a range of woodworking joints which that are used in the timber cabinet, the production of workshop drawings/rods, machining timber and workshop assembly techniques. You can even take you finished cabinet home with you once its completed.
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.