Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Woodworking – Introduction

Woodworking – Introduction

Woodworking Tools

City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Construction Skills 6219-04

Discover the artistry and satisfaction of woodworking to create beautiful and functional wooden pieces through our comprehensive nine week course designed for learners with no prior experience.

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Is this course right for me?

Dream of building a custom bookshelf, crafting a decorative wooden box, or simply want to explore the joy of working with wood, this course will give learners the confidence and skills to turn vision into reality. Throughout the course learners will be guided by experienced and passionate woodworking tutors who will patiently support and mentor them in a welcoming and supportive environment.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • You should be physically capable of completing the practical elements of this course

The course will cover:

Introduction to woodworking

  • Familiarisation with woodworking tools, their uses, and proper maintenance
  • Learn essential safety practices for a secure and enjoyable woodworking experience

Basic wood joints and frame construction

  • Explore fundamental wood joints, including the half-lap, mortise and tenon, and bridle joints
  • Master techniques for accurately measuring, marking, and cutting joints
  • Construct simple frames to develop skills in precision and assembly

Dive deeper into joinery with a focus on dovetail joints, a hallmark of fine craftsmanship

  • Learn to create dovetail joints through hands-on practice and step-by-step guidance
  • Apply dovetail joints to build more intricate and aesthetically pleasing boxes

Wood finishing and enhancement advanced joinery techniques

  • Discover different types of finishes and their applications, from staining to varnishing
  • Learn surface preparation techniques to achieve a smooth and professional look
  • Practice applying finishes to enhance the beauty and durability of your projects

Project showcase and reflection

  • Complete a final project that showcases newfound skills and creativity
  • Participate in a group exhibition of woodworking accomplishments
  • Reflect on progress, receive constructive feedback, and celebrate achievements

Units Covered

  • Level 1 Introduction to health & safety in construction,
  • Level 1 Constructing Bridle joints
  • Entry level Constructing halving joints,
  • Entry level Constructing housing joints

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Practical assessment during the course

You may wish to consider another of our part-time courses.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Carpentry safety boots/shoes - £14/£39

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

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Last updated: 07/05/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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