Furniture - Mixed Ability

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 214 Conc £85 Full £379 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 19/09/2019 05/12/2019 CH1210
Thursday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 09/01/2020 26/03/2020 CH2210
Thursday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 23/04/2020 09/07/2020 CH3210

What will the course cover?

If you are a beginner you will acquire basic woodwork skills and techniques before embarking on your own personal project. Using a variety of joints and construction methods, hand and power tools you will produce and execute your own design.

Who is the course for?

People who have an interest in woodwork.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous woodwork skills required, ability to follow verbal instructions.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Identify and select woodworking hand tools. Apply Health and Safety proceedures in a wood workshop. Use hand and power tools safely and competently. Effectively sharpen chisels and planes. Produce basic technical drawings. Identify a selection of hard and soft woods. Mark out and cut joints. Construct a halving joint. Construct a housing joint. Construct a dovetail joint Construct a bridle joint Construct a mortice and tenon joint. Evaluate projects completed.

How is the course organised?

Group and individual demonstration and instruction, discussion, project work, set exercises, question and answer sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Study of handouts. Project idea development, preparation of project drawings and sourcing of materials.

How will my progress be assessed?

Feed back from tutor on project work and progress and through the use of your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Higher level woodwork, cabinet making course or other related woodwork courses - e.g. restoration or picture framing.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Cost of materials for personal project. Pencil and paper. Apron if desired.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.