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Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm
10 weeks
Milnthorpe Road Campus


“It is good for the soul to create with our hands.” This is probably why some trade workers, including those working in construction, plumbing and electricity, are some of the happiest in the UK according to a new survey.

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Course Overview

Each week you will be taught the required skills using both hand tools and power tools to create a set class furniture item under the direction of your tutor.

This year the project will be to create a Low Side Table from Pine, which you will be able to customise in certain ways towards the final weeks. This will be discussed and agreed upon with your tutor.

You will be required to complete activity sheets and photograph your progress which will document your developing skills for submission alongside your finished item of furniture.

This qualification aims to:
- enable learners to develop basic skills in woodwork with hand and power tools.
- provide learners with underpinning knowledge of woodworking processes, such as technical drawing, joints, profiles and ergonomics.
- provide learners with a basis for progression into further study in woodwork related areas such as the Level 2 Furniture Craft course or the Level 1 Building Maintenance course offered at Kendal College. They may also consider applying for our full time courses for the following year.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
- develop a portfolio of basic joints and a final set project.
- use materials, tools and equipment correctly and safely
- develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the woodworking environment.

Entry Requirements

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After Your Course

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The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £25,000
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Do not already have a level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
  • Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.