Combining traditional woodworking skills with technology.

In this *free Carpentry course, we can help you to develop your woodcraft skills, learning how to cut, decorate, assemble and finish, perfect for those looking to get hands on practical experience.

What will you be doing on this course?

Following a tailor designed course, you will be guided through how to:
1: Identify different tools and what their perfect use is.
2: Understand about the need of health and safety in a workshop and the precautions to take to minimise risk to yourself or others.
3: Use the tools to cut material into correct lengths.
4: Learn how to incorporate digital technology to add computer controlled designs to your item.
5: Learn how to successfully assemble your items and fix them securely.

How long is the course?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the course is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 4 days.
Each day is generally ran 10am – 2pm with a short break for lunch, but if you want to stay longer or come in earlier, you are more than welcome to do so!

Who is it aimed at?

Training group sizes are kept to a maximum of 10 participants to make sure everyone gets enough 1-2-1 support from the tutor if they want it and so everyone has enough space to create their item safely.
Anyone 16 years and over is able to register onto the course, enrollment sessions will be arranged to complete registration paperwork prior to the course beginning.

What Qualification will I gain from it?

This course forms one unit, governed by Open College Network West Midlands.
On completion of all activities and your learning assessment portfolio, that we supply for you, you will be awarded a Level 1 credit award in Carpentry.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants do not need any previous experience to come onto the course. It is ideally suited for complete beginners, but those looking to further their current skills too would benefit.

Feedback from Previous Participants

– The course was excellent. The knowledge and expertise was outstanding

– Thank you so much for providing this course. I’ve had a brilliant few days and feel that my confidence has improved loads

– I really enjoyed my course, I have learned a lot that I didn’t before. The tutor was really good and very helpful. Also I met new people and was good four days course. Thanks

Please note, some of our courses are not currently being delivered in person due to COVID-19 and restrictions on face-to-face delivery. If you are interested in enrolling onto any of our courses, we will contact you and advise you about learning options, including virtual workshops and tutorials, and you will be placed on a waiting list for when we can resume face-to-face delivery.
By providing us with your postcode this will help us to ensure you are enrolled onto the most appropriate project to provide you with support.
Please let us know of any specific questions you have about our courses
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