Course Information

Course Title: Practical Craft Skills

Course Level: N4/5


Practical Craft Skills (Woodworking)

The Course is largely workshop-based, combining elements of theory and practical woodworking techniques. Pupils will further develop skills in safe working practices and become proactive in matters of health and safety. They learn how to use a range of tools, equipment and materials safely and correctly.

You will develop skills in marking out, cutting, shaping and finishing materials, as well as adjusting and maintaining a range of hand tools. Across the year you will develop skills by manufacturing a number of fully crafted products in wood.

This course provides a sound foundation for students interested in developing skills in the area of woodworking and construction. Some career paths include joinery, construction, project management, timber production, set & exhibition building, furniture design and cabinet making.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of woodworking tools, equipment and materials safely and correctly
  • Reading and interpreting drawings and diagrams
  • Measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials
  • Safe working practices in workshop environments
  • Practical creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context

Units of study include:

  • Flat-frame construction
  • Carcase construction
  • Machining and finishing


• National 4/5