Woodwork: 10 weeks (April Start)

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This hands-on woodworking course has been designed for budding designer/makers or keen DIY enthusiasts who would like to gain the skills necessary to create their own furniture. A series of workshop activities will ensure that you complete the course with finished work and practical woodwork skills.

You learn the basic woodworking skills and gradually build up practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.

At the end you will have a finished piece of furniture to include in a portfolio and have gained the knowledge, experience and confidence to attempt basic furniture making projects of your own.

Each block of classes will focus on a different project allowing you to attend multiple blocks. Previous projects have included a chopping board and a small stool and you may be interested in visiting the tutors’ YouTube page and/or websites and

Please note this course will not run during school holidays.

What I'll learn

The course takes place in fully-equipped workshops in the Rycotewood Furniture Centre, and all materials are provided. You will learn about:

  • tools: their selection, use and care
  • timber identification and selection
  • basic cabinetmaking
  • hardware and fixings
  • alternative construction methods
  • finishing


How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments for this course.

Re-enrol for further terms to gain more experience and make more complex pieces of your own. Take a look at our furniture courses if you're interested in full-time study, or explore other woodwork and creative arts short courses if you want to develop further creative skills.


Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, all you will need is a passion for woodwork and the enthusiasm to create!


How to Apply

To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘apply now’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information. 

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. 

If you prefer to enrol in person, please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.