Practical Woodworking

Practical Woodworking

Aims

The aims of the Course are to enable learners 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
  • knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context

National 4
The course combines practical woodworking techniques with elements of creativity. Learners develop skills in practical woodworking including use of tools and equipment and a range of materials.

Learners also gain an appreciation of safe working practices.

The Course has four mandatory Units including the Added Value Unit. Each Course Unit is designed to progress to the corresponding Unit at National 5.


National 5
The course is suitable for learners with an interest in woodworking 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 in a workshop environment, and an understanding of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context.


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 will gain skills in the 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 in a workshop environment, and knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking 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.