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Practical Woodworking

Course Level : National 4

The National 4 course in Practical Woodworking is purely workshop based and provides a broad introduction to the manufacture of wood models. It will allow learners to develop manual skills through the use of a wide range of tools, machines and materials. The course will also allow learners to develop safe working practices and knowledge of sustainability issues.

The Practical Woodwork course consists of 4 units:

Flat-frame Construction Unit

The general aim of this unit will allow learners to read and follow simple woodworking drawings or diagrams. Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of woodworking materials, recycling and sustainability issues.

Carcase Construction Unit

Learners will develop practical skills in the use of woodworking tools and the production of a range of basic joints and assemblies commonly used in carcase construction. Throughout this unit learners will be provided with guidance from the teacher.

Machining and Finishing Unit

The general aim of this Unit is for learners to develop practical skills in using a range of common woodworking machine and power tools and in a variety of simple surface preparation and finishing techniques.

Added Value Unit

This is a practical activity leading to a finished product to a given standard in wood. The added value unit is set by the CDT department and is internally marked by staff in accordance with SQA guidelines.

Course Level:  National 5

The Practical Woodwork course consists of 3 units and an Added Value Assignment:

As per National 4

Flat-frame Construction Unit

The general aim of this unit will allow learners to read and follow simple woodworking drawings or diagrams Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of woodworking materials, recycling and sustainability issues, as well as an appreciation of safe working practices in a workshop environment. Throughout this unit learners will be required to work on their own initiative.

 

Carcase Construction Unit

The general aim of this Unit is for learners to develop practical skills in the use of woodworking tools and the production of a range of basic joints and assemblies commonly used in carcase construction.

Machining and Finishing Unit

The general aim of this Unit is for learners to develop practical skills in using a range of common woodworking machine and power tools and in a variety of simple surface preparation and finishing techniques.

Added Value Assignment

This is a practical activity leading to a finished product to a given standard in wood. It is set by the SQA and forms 100% of the final grade. This unit is internally marked by staff in accordance with SQA guidelines and is subject to SQA verification.

Further information can be obtained from:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48674.html