Creative Woodwork
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Skills, Support and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Devon and Exeter Construction Training Centre Weds 18:00-21:00 £187 £85

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is for those who have completed the Woodwork Beginners course. If you have other experience or knowledge of woodworking, please contact us to find out if the course is suitable. You will use hand tools and traditional techniques to complete a set project, for example a side table.

Course dates and details 

Start End Day / Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
10/01/18 07/03/18 Weds 18:00 -20:30 8 weeks £187 £85
25/04/18 20/06/18 Weds 18:00 -20:30 8 weeks £187 £85


What topics will I study?

• Introduction to aims of course
• Workshop health and safety
• Individual learning plans (ILP’s)
• Identifying and safe usage of different woodwork hand tools
• Understanding a range of common woodwork joints, how they work and where they could be found on a piece of furniture
• Setting out and cutting common woodwork joints by hand - cross halving, mortice and tenon etc
• Improving skills and techniques – sharpening tools / hand planing / using saws, gauges etc
• Cutting and fitting brass cabinet door hinges
• Plan and make a set project (e.g. small table)
• Finishing techniques and recapping on course aims.

What are the entry requirements?

Ideally have a basic woodwork knowledge or have completed the beginners woodwork, but not essential. Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What facilities are there?

This course is based at Devon and Exeter Construction Training Centre (Falcon House) in Sowton Industrial Estate, which has a wide range of practical work areas and trade specific classrooms. Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

There are a range of construction and DIY courses available at Exeter College.

Are there any additional costs?

All students on construction courses are required to purchase their own steel-toed shoes. Overalls or a change of clothing must be brought to each lesson.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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