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The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of technique and standard practice with elements of creativity. The Course provides opportunities for learners to gain a range of practical woodworking skills and to use a variety of tools, equipment and materials.

Manditory units:
  • Flat-frame Construction
  • Carcase Construction
  • Machining and Finishing
There is no written examination as part of the assessment on this course. A pass is awarded following the successful completion of the practical units.

National 4 or National 5 will be awarded depending on the level of skill and accuracy pupils are able to perform at.

It allows them to plan activities through to the completion of a finished product in wood. The Course will also give learners the opportunity to develop thinking, numeracy, and employability, enterprise and citizenship skills.

The aims of the Course are to enable learners to develop:
  • skills in woodworking techniques
  • skills in measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials
  • safe working practices in workshop environments
  • practical creativity and problem-solving skills
  • an understanding of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context
This Course is a broad-based qualification for learners with an interest in crafts. It is suitable for learners with an interest in practical woodworking and those wanting to progress to higher levels of study or a related career.

The Course provides opportunities to develop and enhance psychomotor skills, practical creativity, practical problem-solving skills, an appreciation of safe working practices in a workshop environment, and an understanding of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context.

Course activities also provide opportunities to build self-confidence and to enhance generic and transferable skills in numeracy, employability skills, thinking skills, planning and organising of work tasks, working independently and in collaboration with others, as well as skills in communication and skills in self- and peer-evaluation.