The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Winter Woodturning Certificate Course in Scotland

Eight Day Certificate in Woodturning Course

When: 23rd and 24th September, 14th and 15th October, 4th and 5th November, 25th and 26th November 2023

Where: Shawsburn Woodturning Studio, ML9 3RG, Scotland

TutorDarren Crisp

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The Certificate in Woodturning Course is designed to provide training which develops the basic woodturning skills necessary to become competent at woodturning.

The Certificate is aimed at candidates either with some woodturning experience, or those more experienced but with no formal training in woodturning. Therefore, the Certificate is primarily a training programme of the basic skills with assessment criteria.

The Qualification comprises:

  • Training units
  • Multiple choice question unit end tests
  • Practical assessment

Training Units

Unit C 101 Workshop Safe Working Practices

Unit C 102 Tools and Equipment – Maintenance

Unit C 103 Wood Technology

Unit C 104 Spindle Work

Unit C 105 Faceplate Work

Unit C 106 Finishing

The ‘Training and Assessment Logbook‘ is issued to the candidate on the commencement of the course to record the training and assessment. When complete, the training and assessment log is verified by The Worshipful Company of Turners.

On successful completion, The Worshipful Company of Turners will award the ‘Certificate in Woodturning‘. More information on all the qualifications the Worshipful Company of Turners offers can be found here.

It is essential that candidates have some woodturning experience in both spindle and faceplate work before commencing the course. An additional induction day prior to the start of the course may be required.

There are a limited number of AWGB sponsored places, so if you are an AWGB member before the course begins, you could be eligible for a £250 grant. The course venue will be able to inform you how to apply.

Further details and application forms are available from Darren Crisp:

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