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Wood Machining

Diploma Level 2

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date 20 September 2021
Duration 1 year

Our part time Level 2 Diploma in Wood Machining is designed to take your practical and design skills to the next level. You will have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. Our state-of-the-art workshops are equipped with specialist tools and resources so that you are able to develop your skills in a wide range of creative craft subjects.

Guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers you’ll learn skills in both wood machining and hand-crafting furniture, to equip you for employment or further study.

Guided by our expert lecurers you will focus on the correct use and design of furniture and building. Through practical and theoretical learning you will develop your understanding of the health and safety aspects of a workshop environment, proper care and maintenance for tools and a respect for and deep knowledge of the trade. You will cover modules including:

  • Developing and applying a knowledge and understanding of health and safety within furniture making environments.
  • Developing and recognising professional responsibilities within furniture making environments and the world of work in general.
  • Developing a knowledge and understanding of timber technology to support the selection, preparation and use of wood-based materials.
  • Developing the hand skills and techniques required to produce basic geometric, pictorial and working drawings.
  • Developing the hand skills and techniques required to manipulate woodworking hand tools to measure, mark up, cut and assemble wooden joints.
  • Manufacturing a range of basic items of furniture, using a range of hardwoods.
  • Manufacturing wood-based components, using industry standard powered hand tools and woodworking machinery.
  • Developing a sound ethical knowledge and understanding of sustainability within the timber trade.
  • Planning for career pathways in the furniture industry.

Course cost: £850

To secure your place on this course a non-refundable deposit must be paid. For further information including price and how to pay please contact our student services team on 01604 491 131.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

This part-time course will run on a Monday and Wednesday 6PM - 9PM

You could progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making.

GCSEs at grade 1-2 (E-G) or equivalent and a strong interest in making furniture.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
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Plumbing Workshops

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CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop


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