Woodwork For beginners

A fun introduction to woodwork.


Why take this course?

This course is for anyone with no knowledge of woodwork but would like to master the basics for domestic purposes.

The course is for complete beginners who want to improve their practical skills using everyday tools found in the home - such as saws, tape measures, spirit levels, etc. You will learn about fixing projects, and will also be introduced to a variety of simple techniques to help improve the quality of any woodwork jobs you undertake at home. The aim is to make and take home at least one simple wooden project of choice.

What you will experience

Through tutor demonstration and hands-on practical experenience you will build confidence during this 10-week course and master the basics of good craftsmanship. The course will cover:

  • Accurate marking and measuring
  • Clamping and glueing
  • Nailing and drilling  
  • Sanding
  • Use of Tennon and coping saws
  • Correct use of hand, bench and block planes


female student in a high visibility vest holding a spirit level

Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

What you will need

Learners will be asked to provide their own overalls or a change of clothing and steel-toed footwear. Materials costs are included in the course fee.

What you need to know

Next steps


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