What will I learn?

This course is ideal for people who would like to design, construct and finish small items of fine woodwork and/or furniture for themselves. No prior knowledge is required but an interest in detailed woodwork, such as carving, marquetry and dovetail joints, is desirable.

The course covers a range of practical skills in joinery and cabinet making. Training in hand skills on the work bench and the use of portable power tools and some basic woodwork machinery training.

Continuous informal assessment throughout the course and, where applicable, using industry standard models and drawings.

What could I progress on to?

Some courses will offer progression routes, there may be an opportunity to increased your employability skills by undertaking an accredited course in the Construction department.

Many people go on to satisfying and rewarding careers in fine woodworking.

Materials and specialist equipment are covered in the cost, however students will need to provide their own personal protective equipment, basic marking and measuring tools and stationery. Tutors can give advice on any tools you may wish to purchase during this course of study.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 11499
    Course name Introduction to Fine Woodwork and Furniture Making
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tuesday
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £1000.00
    Start date 01/10/18
    Duration 32 week (s)

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