Practical Metalworking

Practical Metalworking

Aims

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

  • skills in metalworking techniques
  • skills in measuring and marking out metal sections and sheet materials
  • safe working practices in workshop environments
  • practical creativity and problem solving skills
  • knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical metalworking context

National 4
The course combines practical metalworking techniques with elements of creativity.

Learners develop skills in practical metalworking including correct use of tools and equipment and a range of materials. Learners also gain an appreciation of safe working practices in a workshop environment.

The Course comprises 4 mandatory Units including the Added Value Unit. Each component Unit of the Course is designed to provide progression to the corresponding Unit at N5.


National 5
The course is suitable for learners with an interest in metalworking and those wanting to progress to higher levels of study or a related career.

The Course provides opportunities to develop and enhance psychomotor skills, practical creativity, practical problem-solving skills, an appreciation of safe working practices.


PROGRESSION PATHS

  • Linear progression – On completion of N4, the progression would be to N5 then leading to employment (apprentice) or to further education.
  • Skills progression – Learners gain skills in safe and correct use of tools, equipment and a range of materials, and in reading and interpreting drawings and diagrams.

The Course develops and enhances psychomotor skills, practical creativity, practical problem solving skills, an appreciation of safe working practices and knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical metalworking context.

Course activities provide opportunities to build self-confidence and to enhance skills in Numeracy, employability skills, thinking skills, planning and organising of work tasks, working independently and in collaboration with others, as well as skills in communication and skills in self and peer evaluation.