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Woodwork - Small Furniture For The Home & Garden - Beginners

Course aims

This course will enable you to gain, or further develop levels of skill in using tools, equipment and techniques to produce small items of garden furniture.

Will I gain a qualification on this course?

No - this is a non-accredited course.

Course length

This course is for 12 weeks consisting of 24 guided learning hours. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about the basic techniques, tools and materials required to be able to independently produce items which will enhance garden or outdoor spaces.

Entry requirements

You will not need experience of woodwork as beginners are welcome on this course. But, as the course involves taking notes and measurements you will need to have basic levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

What will I learn?

  • How to use tools (including power tools) and equipment safely and correctly
  • How to take and record accurate measurements
  • How to produce basic joints
  • To produce samples of techniques with instructions in your portfolio
  • An awareness of employment opportunities in the woodwork industry

How will I learn?

  • Tutor demonstration and instruction
  • Exploring equipment, tools and techniques
  • Producing small woodwork projects
  • By producing a small portfolio containing samples, information on techniques you have learned, and photographs of woodwork joints and items that you have made

What could this course lead to?

It could lead to further courses in woodwork techniques at Intermediate or Advanced Level.

Your responsibilities as a learner on this course

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring the correct materials to each session.

Important information

Tools and equipment will be available for you to use at the centre during class times.

It will cost an average of £20 for basic tools and equipment to enable you to practise at home, and roughly £30 for all your materials.

Further information will be provided by the tutor at enrolment.

For the first week, you will need to bring a folder, paper and pen.

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