PRACTICAL WOODWORK

SCQF LEVEL 5 - National 5

The National 5 Practical Woodworking Course will improve your skills in woodworking techniques and in measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials. You will develop safe working practices in workshop environments, practical creativity and problem-solving. 

QUALIFICATION

National 5

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Practical assignment

EXAM

1 hour written exam

COST

£10

TEACHERS

Miss Alguero

Mr Hadden

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

The aims of the Course are to enable you to develop: 

  • Skills in woodworking techniques 

  • Skills in measuring and marking

The aims of the Course are to enable you 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  

  • You will learn to interpret technical drawings, use hand tools, power tools and fixed machinery safely  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  

You will learn to interpret technical drawings, use hand tools, power tools and fixed machinery safely  

The course is split into 3 areas:

  • Flat frame construction 

  • Carcass construction 

  • Machining and finishing

You will develop skills in all of these areas through practical projects in the workshop and classroom theory lessons  

As well as making finished pieces of woodwork you will keep a log book which will improve your planning and evaluation skills. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

S3 Design with Practical  

Recommended entry Level 4 (Experiences and Outcomes) AND a reasonable standard of Mathematics and proven interest in Woodworking or at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of Design. 

what will you get?

Graded A-D as other National Courses 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

National 5 Practical Woodworking will develop skills required for a wide range of further education or employment in any practical field. 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

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Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0NT